American Spirit gets back to work

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Boats coming from and going to layup are becoming a barometer of the economy, at least that part of it that moves cargo on the Great Lakes. So far, about as many boats are going back into layup as are finally coming out. The American Spirit came into Duluth on December 12th and went over to the Enbridge Dock in Superior for winter layup. It is expected to move over to the CN Dock in West Duluth today to load iron ore pellets for Gary. It will finally depart the port this evening. Earlier this week, the Edward L. Ryerson returned to layup. We still wait for the St. Clair, the Kaye E. Barker and the American Victory to leave their ‘winter’ berths. Photo taken on May 22, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-23-2009

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