The tug Erika Kobasic brought a high pressure vessel into port today. It was loaded in Sandusky and will eventually be taken to Beulah, North Dakota. It was discharged at the Port Terminal today (June 30, 2009). For more pictures, click here: http://www.lswci.com/erikakobasic2009.html … [Read more...] about A new (to the port) vessel came into port today (June 30, 2009)
Archives for June 2009
The officers and crew on the Paul R. Tregurtha (pictured departing the port in September, 2007) will be working an almost normal 7 to 4 shift today. They are due here around 7 this morning to load coal and should finish up and depart later in the afternoon for Detroit Edison power plants in St. Clair, Michigan. Not much is normal at the dock at the DECC however. The EPA vessel Lake Guardian is there now and the security fencing is going up as we … [Read more...] about Paul R. Tregurtha departs Twin Ports
In fifteen trips here last season, twice the number of trips it usually makes to the Twin Ports, the Quebecois brought cement ten times and loaded iron ore pellets on the five other visits. Today, it makes only its 3rd trip this year, the second time it has discharged cement. There are two cement docks in port. The tug G. L. Ostrander brought the barge Integrity with cement to the Lafarge dock in Superior over the weekend. It left on Sunday … [Read more...] about Quebecois approaches Aerial Lift Bridge
The tug G. L. Ostrander pushed the barge Integrity through a rainy, even cold, Duluth ship canal on Saturday morning (pictured). One family and a photographer were the only people in sight. More should be there this afternoon when the same combination departs. It has replaced the Alpena as the Lafarge vessel to deliver cement to the Twin Ports. The Alpena is in temporary dry dock in Alpena, Michigan, waiting one supposes for the economy, … [Read more...] about Ostrander and Integrity arrive Duluth
The Minnesota State H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Rally Parade comes down Piedmont Ave on Saturday night, June 27, 2009. Then there was the parade after the parade! … [Read more...] about HOG Rally Parade
American Steamship sold their boat called the John J. Boland in 1999. It became the Canadian flagged Saginaw. The company then renamed the Charles E. Wilson to the John J. Boland. It came in last night (pictured, in background) with a cargo of limestone picked up in Calcite, Michigan. After discharging that cargo at Graymont’s Superior Plant, previously called CLM (Cutler-Magner), it will depart this morning for Two Harbors to load iron ore … [Read more...] about John J. Boland and the Vistas
The tug/barge combination Presque Isle came into port on Thursday morning around 8:00 (pictured), first stopping for fuel and then going to the CN Dock in West Duluth to load iron ore pellets. Except for some repairs, the Presque Isle has been moving iron ore pellets loaded in Duluth, Superior and Two Harbors and taking that cargo to either Gary or Conneaut. At the end of May, the vessel went to Erie for repairs. It was in Erie in 1973 that the … [Read more...] about Presque Isle arrives Twin Ports
The Edwin H. Gott came under the Lift Bridge around 5 pm on Wednesday to first get fuel at the Murphy Fuel dock at the Port Terminal and then move down to the BN dock to load iron ore pellets for Gary. The thousand foot long Gott will be joined by 3 more thousand footers today. Actually the Paul R. Tregurtha has been here for repairs but was expected to begin loading coal last night and will likely depart this morning. The Presque Isle is … [Read more...] about Gott goes under the Aerial Lift Bridge
I received a call about an airplane of some sort and the Lift Bridge and of course assumed I was getting that big scoop - 50 years from now, people will look at the Duluth Shipping News picture taken way back in 2009 and say Wow; remember when they showed that picture on CNN and then it won a Pulitzer too. Well, I misunderstood but it l took me a while to figure it out. I thought they were offering me a ride. No. They were going to the … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Airplane flies under Lift Bridge. Not!
Actually, this is late June and she came in long after the sun arrived, just a little before 8 am on Thursday, June 25, 2009. … [Read more...] about Presque Isle comes in with the sun.
The Canadian Progress arrived on Monday afternoon at 5:00. It almost always loads coal for Nanticoke when in town, but it is expected to depart the port this morning with a cargo of iron ore pellets. The Canadian flagged Algosoo will also be here today to load pellets. Both cargos will be loaded at the CN dock in West Duluth. Coal is still big and the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock, just across the St. Louis River from the CN Dock, will be … [Read more...] about Canadian Progress here for iron ore pellets
The Cason J. Callaway came into port late Monday afternoon (pictured) to discharge a cargo of coal at the Graymont Superior dock, formerly known as Cutler-Magner. The coal was loaded in Ashtabula and will be used to heat several of their kilns that are used to create lime from limestone, a cargo that is often discharged at the dock. Some of their kilns run with eastern coal, the coal the Callaway is discharging on this trip, while the rest of … [Read more...] about Cason J. Callaway brings coal