Archives for August 2013



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


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.

Cort departs Duluth!!

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.

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.)