Archives for July 2011

Calumet enters harbor-Vista Star watches

Calumet enters Duluth harbor as the Vista Star passes by
The Calumet arrived Duluth on July 31, 2011. It was her first visit this year to the Twin Ports. She was here once last year and once the year before.
Calumet enters the Duluth ship canal on Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gott and Spirit working off the Duluth piers

American Spirit discharges iron ore pellets into Edwin H. Gott
Took this picture at 4:15 in the afternoon, July 29, 2011. The American Spirit and the Edwin H. Gott are off the Duluth piers, where this shot was taken, The American Spirit is the boat facing left; the Gott faces right. It appears that the American Spirit is discharging cargo into a Gott cargo hold.

Bringing fish in; getting coal to take out

Fishing boat passes behind Mesabi Miner as Miner enters Duluth harbor
The Mesabi Miner made a surprise visit to the Twin Ports today (July 26, 2011), first for fuel and then over to Midwest Energy to load coal. The fishing boat Opti 1 came in at the same time, hopefully with a cargo of fish.

Music for the Barker on a Saturday evening

Mackenzie McGovern, on guitar, and Abby Ham, violin, both of Duluth, were on the job taking care of their buskering duties at the Duluth ship canal on Saturday, July 22, 2011 when the James R. Baker decided to depart the port with 64,000 tons of coal. They gave the thousand footer, and us, a nice serenade.
Mackenzie McGovern and Abby Ham play music while James R. Barker departs Duluth
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Ready to set sail

US Brig Niagara and Lynx behind DECC waiting for passengers
Saturday morning, July 16, 2011. A line forms to get on board the Niagara (foreground) as sailors from the ship untie the ropes (bottom-center). The Lynx is moored just behind the Niagara; she will board day-sailors soon after the  Niagara departs the dock at the DECC.  (click pic for larger version)
Brig Niagara tied up behind DECC in Duluth waiting for passengersLynx in foreground; Niagara behind her; waiting for passengers in Duluth Minnesota
Above left, the Niagara and on the right, the Lynx in the foreground and Niagara in back