Atlantic Erie under the Aerial Lift Bridge

Salt water ships arriving in Duluth by definition came from the other end of the St. Lawrence Seaway system where the St. Lawrence River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Those ships continue across the Atlantic to ports in Europe and Africa. Some go south to Venezuela. Very few US flagged vessels get to the ocean. Several Canadian flagged boats have recently loaded cargo here for ports on the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Erie will be here today to load coal for Nova Scotia Power in Sydney, Nova Scotia, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. The boat is named for both an ocean and a lake, reflecting the vessel’s dual capabilities. It is seen above coming under the Lift Bridge in early April when it also loaded coal for Nova Scotia Power. Photo taken on April 11, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-09-2009
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