Archives for September 2012

Happy Fall from the Lubie, and Carole Lent

Carole Lent was kind enough to share this picture of the Polish ship, Lubie while she was loading grain at the Peavey elevator in Superior.

My phone says Hi


Nice day for a walk on Skyline Drive (September 29, 2012)

I need a chair! Oh, there’s a chair

Duluth has long been known as a national hotspot for new parking technology. But as these pictures show, we have too many people waiting to use the new technology and not enough who want to enjoy the even newer parking spots set up downtown today (September 21, 2012). These two ideas need to be combined into one really good new idea. For more about the technology below, go here. The above technology can be seen in Canal Park most any day when we have lots of visitors out to enjoy themselves, at least after they figure out how to pay for their parking. (above picture taken on September 2, 2012.) Click each picture of larger version.

Going in passes going out

Holly was unable to get us a good photograph of an ocean going vessel actually in the Ocean (she did send me some bad ones though) so I had to settle for these two salt water vessels dancing in the Duluth harbor. At left, the Aggersborg had just come in from the anchorage and was about to go over to CHS 1 to load grain. Coincidently, the Ruddy (right) had just left there on her way out the door with a cargo of grain. This all happened late Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2012. Note to Jill: it is getting cold up here.

The Paul R. Tregurtha is back in town

After repairs were completed at Bay Shipbuilding after she went aground in mid-August and new paint job was applied, the Paul R. Tregurtha arrived back in Duluth at 3:30 on Monday afternoon, September 17th, 2012. As usual, it is nice to say, she will load coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior for Detroit Edison power plants in Monroe and St. Clair. And as usual, she will be back in a week to do it again. Welcome back!

Holly and Doug arrive Welland: meet Julie

Holly and Doug went south and into Canada, arriving at the Welland Canal where Julie, culinary and hospitality expert supreme from many, many Canadian vessels, met them and showed them around. When she was in Duluth, Julie always fed me on the boat so I was happy to hear that Holly and Doug took Julie to lunch at the local Tim Horton’s Restaurant.