Active at the Port Terminal

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On Friday, June 22, 2012, the HHL Amazon (left) was discharging wind turbine nacelles and the Edgar B. Speer was in for some repairs. Over by the gantry cranes (unseen at right), the Alamosborg was discharging wind turbine parts. Work at the Port Terminal was halted for one day by the flood; 3 feet of water over much of the warehouse made sure of that. Elsewhere in the port. the water put Midwest Energy Resources in Superior out of commission, perhaps until July. Boats such at the Paul R. Tregurtha and the James R. Barker have been redirected to the CN Dock in West Duluth, just across the St. Louis River from Midwest, to load iron ore pellets instead of coal.

Comments

  1. Paul Badovinac says:

    Ken:

    Thanks for the pics as usual and the up-date on flooding to the port.
    My sister-in-law is Provost – Vice Chancellor at UW-Superior and she said the damage to some of their buildings, due to flooding is very severe, and will take months to repair.
    I can sympathize with ya-all up there comparing it to some of the flooding we have had due to our hurricanes here in Galveston.
    Hope the recovery is quick (especially to the port)

    Take care

    Paul
    Texas

  2. Unofficial word on the MERC dock is that the control room is still recoverying from they flood and they are thinking July 6 for having everything back online.

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