Archives for December 2010

First puck dropped at Amsoil

The long awaited Amsoil Arena opened Thursday night, December 30, 2010 with a men’s hockey game between the UMD Bulldogs and North Dakota Fighting Sioux. I like the TV on the scoreboard. Just like being at home! … [Read more...]

We get a big hand from …

… the American Century (formerly the Columbia Star) as she came into Duluth around noon on December 29th, 2010. The hand inside the hand belongs to John Kernohan, 2nd mate on the boat (inset). They are here to load 64,000 tons of low sulfur coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. Later today, she will depart to take that cargo to Silver Bay. … [Read more...]

Your turn

Around 7:30 this morning (December 26, 2010), the James R. Barker (left) departed Duluth with 58,000 tons of coal for Minnesota Power at Taconite Harbor. The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. (right) had spent a good part of Christmas Day waiting at the Murphy Fuel Terminal for the  Barker to finish. With the  Barker on her way out, you see the McCarthy moving away from the … [Read more...]

If this is what they call snow in Alabama

what do they call football? I presume that Jill shoveled off 5 or 6 inches of the snow so we could see her beautiful sidewalk. … [Read more...]

Charles M. Beeghly in Duluth

The Great Lakes freighter Charles M. Beeghly arrived in Duluth in the afternoon of December 23rd, 2010 to pick up an iron ore pellet cargo. She makes about 6 trips a year to the Twin Ports of Duluth Superior. … [Read more...]

Another visit from the Paul R.

The Great Lakes freighter Paul R. Tregurtha arrived in Duluth to load coal on December 21st, 2010. She is here about once a week throughout the shipping season that runs between mid March to mid January. It was a typical grey day in December in Duluth. … [Read more...]

Indiana Harbor into port

The Indiana Harbor came into port this morning (December 22, 2010) to load 64,000 tons of coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. She will  depart here to deliver the coal to Detroit Edison power plants in St. Clair, Michigan before returning around the 27th to do it again. … [Read more...]

Last salt water ship of the season

The Nogat departed the Duluth harbor late in the afternoon of December 17, 2010. She is escaping for the winter and will spend the next two months in warmer parts of the world. She will likely resume working the Great Lakes sometime after April, 2011. The Nogat passed a pile of salt as she left that should help us get through the winter. She was the 103rd and last salt water … [Read more...]

Ice is nice

On Monday, the American Century came into Duluth with a boat load of ice. The salt water ship Orsula can be seen at anchor waiting to come in to load wheat for Italy. On Tuesday she was in and loading wheat at CHS1 in Superior (just below). Ice is the news of the day as you can see in both pictures. Where there is ice, you will often find the Nels J. out breaking the ice. I was … [Read more...]

Last ships before winter

The Heloise waits, on December 10, 2010, to load grain at CHS 1 in Duluth. She is one of the last salt water ships to come to Duluth before the end of the 2010 shipping season. … [Read more...]

Paul R. Tregurtha meets Mesabi Miner

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