I went down behind the Aquarium last night (June 29, 2011) to take a picture of the salt water vessel Orsula coming into port. With tugs helping out and the sun just sliding over the hill behind me, it seemed like a good thing to do. Then I noticed a cute couple watching the ship too. Upon further investigation, they seemed too serious to be simply visitors out for an evening stroll. When Dennis O’Hara turned and said, Hi Ken, I … [Read more...] about Flying cameras, Yikes!
Archives for June 2011
Flagship Niagara was in Duluth July 16-18, 2011 for the Duluth Music and Maritime Festival. Watch pictures from past visits above. … [Read more...] about Flagship Niagara returns to Duluth
The Frontenac (center) came under the Lift Bridge at 6:41 this morning (June 23, 2011) and went to the Murphy Fuel Dock to get fuel. The American Integrity (right) came under the Lift Bridge an hour and 6 minutes later. She was waiting for the Frontenac to complete before getting fuel herself and then going to the CN dock to load iron ore pellets. The Integrity slowed down, almost to the stop just after moving around the turning … [Read more...] about Big news–no fog-see boats
The State of Michigan, a training boat owned and operated by the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, arrived in port this morning at 7:57. She will be at the dock behind the DECC until Thursday evening. The Academy trains men and women to serve as officers in the Merchant Marine. Located in Traverse City, MI, the school is one of seven maritime academies in the United States, and the only one where every deck officer earns both an unlimited … [Read more...] about State of Michigan arrives in state of Minnesota, Duluth to be exact
This is day one of Grandma’s Marathon week. As of noon today (Monday, June 13, 2011), the Grandma’s Marathon tent is not up but Brad Erickson has his new Vitta Pizza place up and running; it is day one and you can find him and his Neapolitan Style, 97-seconds from his oven to your table, pizza now. If you try to buy a book at Northern Lights Books and Gifts you will find him instead as Anita has moved on to other things, including the Gift Shop … [Read more...] about Tent on the way, pizza here now!
In the old days, I took a lot of pictures of the US Coast Guard cutter Sundew. That was back when the ice breaker was breaking ice. Then it became a museum and when that didn’t work out, Jeff Foster bought her and does a lot of different things with the boat. I imagine you could get married on it or perhaps, at the other end, talk Jeff into spreading your ashes on the lake. So I don’t take pictures of her working her old-time job, but I do take … [Read more...] about Friends, the Sundew and the Rookies play the Icebreaker
The Federal Power brought wind turbine pieces from Denmark, arriving in Duluth on June 8, 2011. Top left, you see 3 wind turbine molds on the ship’s weather deck. At right, on Thursday, June 9, the Port Terminal’s 2 gantry cranes discharged them onto a special service truck (top right). Below, the truck slowly moved each piece out of the warehouse yard and made the wide turn onto the road that led them to the other side of the Port Terminal where … [Read more...] about Federal Power, a truck and a big wind turbine blade mold
On Sunday night, June 5th, 2011, the Atlantic Erie (above) came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge and made her turn up the Duluth inner harbor to the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior. She is loading 30,000 tons of coal for Belledune, New Brunswick, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. She is about to pass the Algoma Navigator, (below), formerly known as the Canadian Navigator. She actually arrived 11 minutes earlier. The Navigator was on … [Read more...] about Two Canadian boats arrive in Duluth
The Federal Yukon arrived off the Duluth piers Saturday night, June 4th, 2011 and dropped anchor to wait for morning before coming in. At 7 Sunday morning, she came under the Lift Bridge and was escorted to her dock at CHS in Superior by 2 Great Lakes Towing tugs (above). This is her 8th trip to the Twin Ports since she was built in 2000. She is loading a cargo of wheat for Italy, a country often visited by ships that load wheat here. And yes, … [Read more...] about Federal Yukon here to load grain for Italy