CSL Laurentien enters Duluth ship canal

Three US flagged thousand footers and two Canadian flagged freighters, one 730 and the other 740 feet long, will be here today to load a total of 247,000 tons of coal. No other activity is expected. US boats do take coal to Canadian ports but today, they will all go to US ports. The Canadian flagged CSL Laurentien, seen above entering the Duluth piers in 2002, will go to Belledune, New Brunswick while the Canadian Transport will go to its usual port, Nanticoke, Ontario. The wait for the coal dock at Midwest Energy Resources may cause some of the boats to drop anchor off the Duluth piers.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-01-2009
Kenneth Newhams :