The Indiana Harbor leaves Duluth with …

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… 34,000 tons of coal for St. Clair and 30,000 tons for Essexville. Both deliveries for Detroit Edison. (September 30, 2011). More on the Indiana Harbor

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  1. what caused the collision of the calloway and the indy? never heard anything more about it

  2. I’m so glad the Indiana Harbor is off and running again!!!! Take Care Duluth and thanks Ken for this website.

  3. Actually…

    The coal that was loaded aboard the Indiana Harbor September 30th will unload at Detroit Edison’s St. Clair power plant. The voyage from Superior, WI to St. Clair, MI typically takes a little over two days by ship.

    In addition to hauling full boat loads of coal into the St. Clair power plant the Indiana Harbor commonly loads “split” loads for Detroit Edison’s St. Clair and Monroe power plants or for Detroit Edison’s St. Clair power plant and Consumer Energy’s Karn/Weadock power plant. The St. Clair and Monroe power plants are named after the cities they are located in while the Karn/Weadock power plant is located in Essexville, MI.

    The St. Clair power plant is located in a deep water port allowing the Indiana Harbor (and other ships) to load to the deepest draft possible while the Monroe and Karn/Weadock power plants are located in shallow draft ports. By loading a “split” load the Indiana Harbor can load to the deepest draft possible for the St. Clair power plant. After unloading a portion of the cargo at St. Clair the ship will have lightened up enough to be able to enter the shallow water ports of Monroe or Essexville. Both of these shallow ports are near St. Clair, MI. This process allows large ships to maximize the amount of cargo carried the furthest distance possible.

    The coal loaded aboard the Indiana Harbor for St. Clair power plant is a blend of product from two different mines located in southeast Montana near the town of Decker. The coal is brought to Superior, WI aboard railroad cars. The Superior Midwest Energy Terminal unloads the railcars and reloads the coal into ships. In addition to shipping coal to St. Clair, Monroe, and Essexville coal is shipped to numerous other ports throughout the Great Lakes.

  4. Exactly nice and almost cold but no snow in the picture

  5. I love this picture Ken! The water looks really beautiful. Looks like a nice but yet cold day up in Duluth.

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