Archives for May 2010

Spring Summer Winter??

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. … [Read more...]

Lifting wind turbine parts from the Metsaborg

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...]

First wind turbine boat of the season

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 … [Read more...]

The Schnabelmeister comes to town

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 … [Read more...]

The Sundew, now owned by Jeff Foster, left her moorings at the DECC today to start a new life as …………..

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...]