The tug Nels J. assisted the BBC Oregon to the dock at the CHS grain terminal in Superior early this morning, April 29, 2011. Steve Sydow, the ship’s agent, was waiting for her and took this picture. The ship brought wind turbine parts from Denmark on Sunday; she is at CHS today loading grain and will likely depart early this evening. … [Read more...] about Brand new ship, beautiful new morning
Archives for April 2011
At the left, on Monday morning, April 25, one of the Port Terminal cranes is pulling one of the 100 power units brought here by the BBC Oregon for Siemens. Power units contain the brains of the wind turbine, calculating the many variables, like the wind, that are checked to make adjustments to the turbine, such as the pitch of the blades. Yesterday, on a sunny Sunday Easter morning, the BBC Oregon arrived in port with a shipment of wind … [Read more...] about First wind turbine shipment of season
The ship’s name might have been Blacky but my knuckles were white. Luckily all I had to do was keep out of the water (even when I was looking up at it) and take pictures. I had two choices, go out on the deck of the Sea Bear, take pictures and fall in the water, or sit inside and hold on. Guess which I took. All foreign flagged vessels that come to Duluth are required to have a pilot on board while the ship is … [Read more...] about Go out to meet Blacky
She will load about 20,000 tons of durum wheat at CHS in Superior and then depart here to add about 10,000 tons of titanium slag in Sorel, Quebec in the St. Lawrence River. She will then cross the Atlantic and deliver the wheat to Bari, Italy and the slag to Piombino, Italy. The Federal Leda began her voyage in Constantza, Romania, where she loaded 21,000 metric tons of steel bars that she discharged in Windsor and Sault St. Marie, Ontario. … [Read more...] about Federal Leda arrives, 1st salt water ship of 2011 season …
Arrived: April 11, 2011 at 7:10 am The Cyprus-flagged Federal Leda was the first saltwater ship of the 2011 season, coming under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 7:10 am on April 11, 2011. With an assist from two local tugs (below), she went over to CHS in Superior to load durum wheat. The winner of the First Ship contest missed the exact arrival time by only 49 seconds. The Federal Leda began … [Read more...] about Federal Leda: First saltwater ship of 2011
7:10 am on Friday, April 8, 2011 … [Read more...] about The Canadian Olympic knows how to make an entrance!
The snow is gone, most of the ice has vanished; Duluth is the usual April shade of brown. Happily, this morning (Thursday, April 7, 2011), the fog moved in and prettied the place up a bit. Above, the Vista Star and the William A. Irvin survived the winter in good shape; unfortunately the Blue Bridge is still there, but after a slow journey from the Midwest Energy coal dock in Superior, the Mesabi Miner finally departed the port with 58,000 tons … [Read more...] about Foggy April morning in Duluth