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 limestone. Next, the Algolake (right) passed by on her way to the Aerial Lift Bridge with a cargo of coal. Then the James R. Barker (below) came in, passing by the Jackman on her way to load coal at Midwest Energy, also the next destination for the Jackman. Both will have to wait for the American Century to complete loading coal before they pick up their cargo at Midwest Energy. She came in shortly after the Algolake left, which also opened up the coal dock for the American Century.