The Paul R. Tregurtha departed Duluth on Monday morning, December 26, 2011 after loading 64,000 tons of coal for her usual destination, the Detroit Edison power plant at St. Clair Michigan. A little over an hour later, the Lee A. Tregurtha (right) came in to get fuel and then load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth. An hour before, the Alder was out in the harbor but there was not much ice to break. (Click each image for … [Read more...] about One Tregurtha out, another in
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The John J. Boland came into port around 2 am on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 to load coal at Midwest Energy in Superior. She left around 3:30 in the afternoon (above) for Marquette, Michigan. Click below to hear her as she sounded a salute to the bridge, and to those of us greeting her: … [Read more...] about Boland leaves for Marquette
At 5:00 Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2011, the lights at Bentleyville were turned on. Half an hour later, the Paul R. Tregurtha came by to say hello on her way out the door with a Christmas present for Detroit Edison, 64,000 tons of coal. If it is bad to get a lump of coal in your stocking, what happens when you get 64,000 tons of it? … [Read more...] about Paul R, the Bridge and Bentleyville
The Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw has been in the Twin Ports for a couple weeks for bow thruster repairs at the Fraser Shipyards. She is currently (Friday, December 16, 2011) moored at the DECC (above) but is expected to depart in the next couple days to begin another season of ice breaking on the Great Lakes. The US Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay departed their home port in Rockland, Maine to come to the Great Lakes to … [Read more...] about Mackinaw here; maybe Thunder Bay later
That is the Coast Guard cutter Biscayne Bay docked behind the DECC. Coincidently (??), the first ice of the season is just in front of her. I am entertaining captions for the picture. She has been here many times to help us fight the ice. Go to the Biscayne Bay page to see more pictures of her life and times while in Duluth Superior and a video from some years back. … [Read more...] about First ice and a breaker!
… loaded in Ust Luga, a relatively new Russian port, close to St. Petersburg. The Moezelborg arrived in Duluth at 1:57 am on Sunday morning, December 4, 2011. … [Read more...] about Moezelborg discharges proppant …