Three boats: two cargos – wheat & cement

On Tuesday, September 4th, at 4 in the afternoon, the Alpena was about to enter the Duluth ship canal on her 7th trip to the Duluth Superior this season, carrying as usual, a cargo of cement.
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Just beyond her, the Federal Power has been at anchor for some days while she is waiting to come in and load wheat for Germany. This is her 6th trip to the Twin Ports since she was built in 2000; she was here twice in 2007, once in 2010 and twice last year. In 2007, she loaded chromium ore on the first trip and grain on the second. In August 2010, she returned to load grain at CHS 2 in Superior. In June 2011, she brought wind turbine parts that were later delivered by truck to wind farms in North Dakota and Iowa.
Just beyond her, the Federal Mackinac has just arrived at anchor. She is also waiting to load wheat; she will take her cargo to Northern Europe. This is her 3rd trip here since she was built in 2004.

Comments

  1. How do I order a print of this picture? Alpena is our favorite ship on the Lakes!

  2. You’ve got to love the contrast between the Alpena’s classic laker look versus the modern designs of the two “Federals.” Nice to see the Alpena again!

  3. Nice photo!

  4. Great photo Ken!

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