John B. Aird here with salt

The John B. Aird came into port early Wednesday morning with a cargo of salt loaded in Goderich, Ontario and discharged at the Cutler-Magner salt dock in Duluth (above) using the boat’s self-unloader. In the photo, it is extended to the right of the boat while the conveyor on the self-unloader moves the salt out of the cargo holds and onto a pile on the ground. When the Aird completed that discharge, it moved over to Midwest Energy Resources to load coal. They departed the port on Wednesday evening at 6:30 to deliver the coal to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-23-2009
Kenneth Newhams :