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! … [Read more...]

Then and Now

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Solina, finally

The 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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

Algowood brings wheat to Duluth

The 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 … [Read more...]

We say good bye to Thunder Bay

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 … [Read more...]

American Century departs with pellets

... on Thursday evening, August 15, 2013. More on the boat. … [Read more...]

CSL’s new Thunder Bay

Thanks 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 … [Read more...]

Presque Isle departs Duluth

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. … [Read more...]