Archives for August 2013

Wow

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Glenn Blaszkiewicz took this picture of the Arthur M. Anderson while she was discharging limestone at the C. Reiss Dock in West Duluth at 7 am this morning, August 31, 2013. All I can say is WOW!

Then and Now

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Solina, finally

solina20130828_0044The Solina arrived off the Duluth piers on August 16 and dropped her anchor. Two weeks later, she finally came in, at 5pm on August 28, 2013. She is one of many ships owned by the Polish Steamship Company that come to Duluth. She was built in 2012 in Nantong, China and was named after the village in Poland of the same name, population 190. The village is right next to Lake Solina, a popular spa. She entered the St. Lawrence Seaway on August 4th, 2013. After stops to discharge cargo in Cleveland, Burns Harbor and Milwaukee, she arrived off the Duluth piers to wait. She had 3 passengers aboard who got an extended vacation in Duluth. One came into port, and two stayed aboard ship.
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Cort departs Duluth!!

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The Stewart J. Cort is seen here departing Duluth on Sunday, August 25, 2013. She had stopped at the Port Terminal and was going out to the anchorage to wait for the Algowood to complete loading iron ore pellets at the BN, I think. I do know she departed Duluth today, as you can see. Video below, of Cort departure.

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Algowood brings wheat to Duluth

algowood20130823_192808The Canadian flagged Algowood arrived in the Twin Ports on August 23rd, 2013 with a cargo of wheat loaded in Hamilton, Ontario. After discharging the wheat at the Riverland Dock in Duluth (previously owned by Cargill), the boat picked up fuel at Calumet fuel dock and  went to the BN dock in Superior to load iron ore pellets.

These photos were taken by John Zywicki  who was working on the boat at Riverland. (Click on each photo for a larger version.)

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We say good bye to Thunder Bay

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The Thunder Bay came in from the anchorage at one minute before midnight on Friday, August 16, 2013. She is a new boat, the third of 4 new, large, red boats built for Canada Steamship Lines in Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China. She loaded coal at Midwest Energy. The Whitefish Bay, the second of the 4 new boats, was here about a month ago. The first of the group was the Baie St. Paul. She has been here 8 times since she arrived in 2012. The Baie Comeau will be the last. They and other Canadian boats have been loading coal here and taking it to the St. Lawrence River above Montreal where it is transferred to larger ocean ships that take it to Europe. It takes 3 of these new Trillium class boats to fill one of the ocean boats. The ocean boats are too big to get through the Welland Canal and other locks on the Seaway; the new Canadian boats where built as large as they could be and still be able to transit the Welland.

American Century departs with pellets

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… on Thursday evening, August 15, 2013. More on the boat.

CSL’s new Thunder Bay

thunderbay-dennydushaneaug0513stclairmichThanks to Denny Dushane for sending me the pictures you see here. He even provided the captions:  (It) … was the Thunder Bay’s first ever Great Lakes/Seaway trip along with her maiden voyage.
The photos all were taken in St. Clair, Michigan as she (the Thunder Bay) was downbound on Monday, August 5, 2013 headed to Quebec City, Quebec to unload. She was loaded with iron ore pellets from Escanaba, Michigan and the CN Ore Dock. The Thunder Bay unloaded her cargo at Wharf 53 in Quebec. This is the main unloading point in Quebec City for both the coal and iron ore that she takes from Lake Superior and sometimes Lake Michigan ports.
Denny Dushane 
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Presque Isle departs Duluth

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The Presque Isle departed Duluth with iron ore pellets on August 12, 2013. This was only her 6th trip to the Twin Ports this season; she is usually loading iron ore pellets in Two Harbors for Gary and sometimes Detroit.