Archives for August 2009

WDSE toured the Clelia II on Saturday while I followed behind. You can see it on Venture North on November 12th at 8 pm

(insert content here) Clelia tour manager Nina Padden gets ready to lead the tour with Videographer Judy Morrissey behind the camera and Writer producer Greg Grell out of sight on the right.  That was not the first time I followed Judy around. Back in April, 1996, I was behind her trying to stay out of the way as she was getting video for the WDSE  award-winning … [Read more...]

Then and now

On Friday, August 28th, Commander Beverly Havlik (second from right) stopped by with her mother (center). Beverly commanded the Coast Guard cutter Sundew from June, 2000 until June, 2003. The Sundew is now a museum, located just in front of the William A. Irvin, and is operated by the DECC. Erik Akervik and Tom Kanzier, from the left, are tour guides on the ship. At right, John Clark works on … [Read more...]

Clelia II arrives Duluth early Saturday morning, August 29, 2009.

After waiting for the Cason J. Callaway to depart under the Lift Bridge, the cruise ship Clelia II arrived for the 5th of 6 trips she will make to the Twin Ports. The Marinus Green can be see at anchor off the Duluth piers to the left of the ship. … [Read more...]

The Kaministiqua, formerly the Voyageur Pioneer, formerly the Lady Hamilton.

The Kaministiqua  came under the Lift Bridge on Sunday evening, August 23rd, 2009, to load grain. She left port on Tuesday, August 25th (right). She started life as the Saskatchewan Pioneer in 1982 when she was launched in Glasgow. She was built for salt water and Great Lakes work, allowing the ship to work the oceans during the two months of winter when the Great Lakes are closed. The first ocean … [Read more...]

Charles M. Beeghly came to Duluth on Saturday, August 22, 2009

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The Atlantic Erie comes in for coal.

On Saturday morning, August 22, 2009, the Atlantic Erie moved between the Duluth piers on her way to Midwest Energy Resources in Superior to load coal for Nova Scotia Power in Sydney, Nova Scotia … [Read more...]

Beeghly makes it to Duluth for first trip this season.

The Charles M. Beeghly arrived under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge last night (Thursday, August 20, 2009) at 11:22 on her first trip of the season to the Twin Ports, and her first here since she was repowered last winter at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Two big 6-cylinder diesel engines replace her old steam powered means of propulsion. Owned by Interlake Steamship Company of Cleveland, she was built … [Read more...]

Train going south

  I have just realized it is a lot easier to take pictures of ships than of trains. I can easily get a ship in one shot, and they go slower. Still, that second car says Amtrak on it. I invite my train buff friends to add a comment here telling us about these cars. They were headed south on Saturday morning, August 15, 2009. … [Read more...]

Not lost in the crowd

  The Indiana Harbor had just cleared the Duluth ship canal on Friday afternoon, August 14th, 2009 and people were wondering what this other boat was bobbing in the water. That little boat, lower right  was captained by Jim Robinson. He left Bayport, Minnesota on September 9th, 2008 and took the long way to Duluth in his 24 foot Daniswan. In case you want to try it, here … [Read more...]

What do you do on a hot day in Duluth?

With the temperature in the high 80’s for the first time this summer, the Duluth Shipping News figured it was a good time to find some college students and get the house painted. Happily, Andrea, Jordan and Keri were in the neighborhood and agreed to do it. Andrea (left) and Keri (right) are students at UMD; Jordan, center, goes to school at UWS. … [Read more...]

American Mariner plus one arrive Duluth on Tuesday morning, August 11, 2009

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