Edgar B. Speer arrives early

The first and second full-seaway-transit salt-water ships arrived on Sunday morning. The third and fourth will be here today; the Federal Schelde going to Burlington Northern to load iron ore pellets and the Sabrina coming to load grain at CHS. Last night the Edgar B. Speer, originally expected today, arrived in port (above) and crossed paths in the Duluth harbor with the Paul R. Tregurtha on its way out with coal for Marquette. The Speer will be undergoing some repairs before loading iron ore pellets for Gary. As you can see from the schedule, today will be a busy day, probably the busiest day of the young season so far.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-13-2009
Kenneth Newhams :