Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departing Duluth

The tug Sea Robin is expected in port today with a cargo of calcium chloride on a barge named Hugh. This is the first visit to the Twin Ports for the Sea Robin, a tug that is more often found in San Francisco and other west coast ports. It loaded the liquid cargo at a Dow Chemical facility in Ludington, Michigan. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. probably departed the port earlier this morning with a cargo of coal for Nanticoke, Ontario. It is seen above approaching the Lift Bridge in September, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-05-2009
Kenneth Newhams :