Archives for January 2013

Getting ready for the Munson

The Alder returned to the Twin Ports early Friday morning (January 25, 2013) and went right to work clearing the path for the John G. Munson to take when she comes in, later today, to move to Fraser Shipyards for winter layup. Below, at 12:15 in the afternoon, the Munson finally came in (below) and officially closed the shipping season, we assume. … [Read more...]

The Munson is almost home

The John G. Munson arrived off the Duluth piers early this morning (January 24, 2013) and dropped her anchor. Her expected arrival date has changed several times over the last weeks and again over the last several days. Ice and cold weather have added some complications to a mid-January cargo run inside the Soo Locks. I hear there are two issues at the moment that make Friday a … [Read more...]

Roger Blough comes home for the winter

The Roger Blough came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge (right) at 11:52 this morning (January 16, 2013). She then moved over to the Port Terminal dock (below) before going to Fraser Shipyards for winter layup. Last year, she stayed at the Port Terminal for winter layup. In between winter vacations, she was here for cargo only 8 times this past season, only 6 times the year … [Read more...]

Coming home for the winter

The John J. Boland was greeted by a cold but hearty group when she came in for winter layup on Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2013 (temperature was 17 degrees F with the wind at 16 mph). Just below, the American Century came in at 7:56, Friday night, January 11, 2013. By Saturday morning she was tied up at the Port Terminal (just below). Below that, the Mesabi Miner is seen at … [Read more...]

Winter Layup, Duluth Superior, 2013

Vessel Location Arrived Notes  Mesabi Miner Midwest Energy Resources  January 8, 2013  Made 40 trips to Twin Ports this season  American Century  Port Terminal  January 11, 2013   She made 31 trips to the Twin Ports this season  American Spirit  Elevator M  January 12, 2013   She made 8 trips to Twin Ports this season  John J. Boland  Fraser … [Read more...]