… caught the Indiana Harbor departing Duluth late in the afternoon of October 23, 2010. Click here to watch the live action on DSNTV, unless of course there is no boat traffic under the Lift Bridge; then you can watch the cars go over the Bridge
Archives for October 2010
|On Saturday, October 16, 2010, a genera- tor, built in Germany and destined for Basin Electric Power Cooperative in Brookings, South Dakota, was discharged at Lake Superior Warehousing Company from the Beluga Frequency onto a 16-axle trailer operated by Perkins Motor Transport (Northfield, Minnesota).
|She is seen above just after coming under the Lift Bridge, around 1 pm Friday afternoon, October 15, 2010. Above, the tug Kentucky is helping the ship (Federal Pioneer) turn around before backing into the slip at Duluth Storage (formerly Cargill), alongside the grain terminal at the right of the picture.|
… and that the Algolake did, until the early morning hours of Monday, October 11, 2010. Anders Rasmussen loaded his vessel with salt at the Sifto salt mines in Goderich, Ontario. After building the pile you see above at the North American Salt Company in Duluth, he celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving by loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior, his usual stop when he is in the Twin Ports.
|The Algolake brought in the salt on Sunday afternoon, October 10th, 2010. Her self unloader is extended over a hopper inside a building at the North American Salt Company in Duluth. Later, the arm will be swung to the right and they will start a big pile of salt outside; it is flat now; by 3 am this morning, when the boat should be gone, the pile will be very high. A good night’s work.|
|As the sun was going down on Wednesday evening, October 5th, the 1,004 foot Mesabi Miner was departing the port with 58,000 tons of coal for Presque Isle, Michigan while the Canadian flagged Quebecois, only 730 feet long, was coming in with a cargo of cement for Holcim (formerly St. Lawrence Cement). While in the picture, the two pilot houses are passing just next to each other, the Miner pilot house is on her stern and the Quebecois pilot house is on her bow. The Quebecois is showing her age. Built in 1963, that’s where they put the pilot house then. A decade or so later, that long standing tradition was turned around and boats were built with the pilot house at the stern of the boat.|
|Captain Stilianos Mamouzelos will be taking his ship, Olympic Miracle, under the Lift Bridge sometime late this afternoon or early evening (Monday, October 4, 2010). They loaded a cargo of wheat to take to Italy, probably the port of Ravenna. Of course going under the Lift Bridge puts him front and center on the Duluth Shipping News web cam. Watch the ship depart Duluth and try to catch the Captain waving hello to his wife, Afrodite. She will be watching from their home on the Greek island of Limnos in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Above, the Captain is seen just outside the ship’s bridge on Monday afternoon.|
… at 5:20 in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3, 2010. There were no casualties. As often happens in Duluth, four new crew members will replace 4 from the incoming crew. Notice that the ship has been painted red since the last visit she made to the port. (see October 2, 2010 post) She will load grain at the CHS1 grain terminal in Superior.
The Sabina was expected in the Twin Ports on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2010. It will be her 4th visit here. She also visited in August, 2000 and September, 2007 and October, 2008. When she was here in 2000, she loaded bentonite at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth and then went to Thunder Bay to load peas. After discharging both cargos in Europe, she loaded steel pilings in England and set out for the Panama Canal and then to Tacoma, Washington to discharge the steel. It took her 6 more years to get back to Duluth but we are always happy to welcome the Swiss Navy.
The Sabina is one of several Swiss flagged salt water ships that visit Duluth. You might know that Switzerland does not have a salt water port, but these ships, known in some quarters as the Swiss Navy, have taken on that duty; they carry the flag around the world. The home port for this ship is Basel, Switzerland, a city the ship could not possibly get to without being taken apart.