It is May 27th; still spring but it was a warm day; maybe the first day of summer; no first day of winter; the Captain Henry Jackman (above) came in with the season’s first shipment of salt, making sure we in Duluth will be ready for winter. When the sun came up, the pile was a little bigger and the Jackman had a lot of early morning visitors stop by. First the Joseph H. Thompson (left) departed for Silver Bay after discharging a cargo of … [Read more...] about Spring Summer Winter??
Archives for May 2010
Morning on Wednesday, May 19. Each gantry crane has a hold at each end of the bar being used to lift a nacelle from the cargo hold of the Metsaborg (inset). The cranes slowly lift the nacelle out of the hold, over the deck of the ship, and onto a waiting trailer truck. … [Read more...] about Lifting wind turbine parts from the Metsaborg
The Metsaborg arrived Duluth early evening on Sunday, May 16, 2010 with the port’s first shipment of wind turbine parts (left). The ship was loaded in Denmark about three weeks ago and came directly to Duluth. Early Monday morning, employees from Lake Superior Warehousing Company began to discharge the cargo. First off were 48 containers, many loaded onto the weather deck of the ship. Gantry crane #1 is seen below pulling one of the containers … [Read more...] about First wind turbine boat of the season
The world’s largest railcar spends most of its time in Duluth. Occasionally, it has to go to work for a refinery that wants a big, big piece of equipment moved. It is the CEBX Schnabel 800; it is big and red. And it is taken care of by the Schnabelmeister who drops in a couple times a year to check it out, and occasionally to take it away on a long slow trip. He usually brings it back here when he is finished. He will go out again on Friday, … [Read more...] about The Schnabelmeister comes to town
New owner Jeff Foster, on the left, looks clean and ready to go in a picture taken today. ‘Old’ owner, Bob Hom (actually, his employer, the DECC, was the ‘old’ owner of the Sundew) put in a lot of work yesterday getting the ship ready to go, literally. With the dirty work done yesterday, he was cleaner today. … [Read more...] about The Sundew, now owned by Jeff Foster, left her moorings at the DECC today to start a new life as …………..
A few months ago, Kiyi captain Joe Walters took a lunch break at the Deep Water Grill in Ashland. Joe worked on the Sundew from 1994 to 97 as chief warrant officer. He got lots of experience navigating the vessel around the Great Lakes. He left the Coast Guard in 2000 and started work for the Lake Superior Biological Station at Ashland, Wisconsin as the captain of their research vessel Kiyi, a boat that comes to the Twin Ports a couple times a … [Read more...] about Joe Walters returns to the Sundew