Archives for June 2013

Dewey’s Dumpster Delight

Bob Hom, formerly second in command at the DECC, recently retired, but Hom does not know the meaning of the word. When he isn’t out working on the crew of a Heritage tug , he is a builder of boats. His brother Dewey found this boat in a dumpster. Where some people see garbage, Bob sees another boat. He cleaned, sanded, filled and painted it to look like new, as you see above. I wrote an article … [Read more...]

The Block and the Speer go out and in

With an office right next to the Lift Bridge, I have it pretty easy when it comes to being close by when I want to take a picture of a boat. It became even easier when I moved to an apartment overlooking the harbor. But today, I got up from the breakfast table and turned around to see the Edgar B. Speer pulling away from her temporary berth at the Port Terminal and waiting for me to get my camera … [Read more...]

Isa finally comes in

With help from the tugs North Dakota (stern) and Kentucky (bow), the Isa finally came in from the anchorage to load grain in the early evening of  June 25, 2013. … [Read more...]

Jackson to Riverland for grain

I woke up this morning (Friday, June 21, 2013) and thought I saw the Herbert C. Jackson backing down the Duluth harbor toward the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. I also noticed that the bridge was not going up. I later found out the Jackson came into port at 5:27 in the morning and went to the Calumet Fuel dock for fuel. Her destination was the Riverland Ag grain terminal (formerly Cargill) which she … [Read more...]

Callaways on the Callaway

The Cason J. Callaway will be arriving tonight (June 18, 2013) on her 10th trip here this season. Cason J. Callaway (left) and his wife Virginia came into Duluth aboard the Callaway on July 14, 1958. With his second son “Bo” and Bo’s wife Elizabeth, just behind Cason and Virginia, they were here to celebrate the naming of the Callaway as the Flagship of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company. And as … [Read more...]

Good vessel, good camera, love the blue

The tug barge Lakes Contender/Ken Boothe. Sr. arrived in the Duluth entry on Sunday morning, June 16, 2013. Glenn Blaszkiewicz was there too and got the great picture you see below. This was her second visit to the Twin Ports this season. She made 7 trips here last year. On this trip, she loaded coal at Midwest Energy for Marquette. … [Read more...]

Clarke in at sunset, out at noon

The Philip R. Clarke arrived on Thursday evening, June 13, 2013 at 8:20 in the evening. She brought limestone in (above) and took iron ore pellets out (below). I was on the Vista Star in the picture below when we spotted the Clarke departing under the Blatnik Bridge on Friday around 1 pm. … [Read more...]

Duluth on a Saturday night

Saturday evening, June 8, 2013, Duluth harbor. The Arthur M. Anderson had arrived in port at 7 am that morning with limestone to discharge at the C. Reiss terminal in West Duluth. Finished with that job, she departed Duluth at 7:38 Saturday evening (below) for the Two Harbors CN dock to load iron ore pellets. Not sure why she is pointing away from the Aerial Bridge above (possibly turning around … [Read more...]