Archives for November 2013

Winter comes to the American Century

The American Century departed Duluth at 10:45 on Friday morning, November 29, 2013. She loaded 64,000 tons of coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior and is on her way to deliver the cargo to the Detroit Edison power plant at St. Clair, Michigan. She will return next Wednesday to get a similar load for St. Clair. … [Read more...]

Another duck boat

This picture was taken by Paul Scinocca while the Mottler was loading grain at CHS 1 in Superior in November, 2013. Click here for more information about the Mottler. … [Read more...]

Party at the Port Terminal

After discharging limestone at the Graymont Lime Plant, the Joseph L. Block (left) is making the turn into the Duluth harbor as she departed Duluth for Two Harbors this morning (November 26, 2013). She will load iron ore pellets at the CN dock there.  The Presque Isle is at the Calumet Fuel dock and in front of her, the Cornelia is still discharging clay at the Port … [Read more...]

A cold day in Duluth for Cornelia

The Cornelia came in by way of the Superior entry at 6:41 this morning (November 23, 2013). This was the first really cold day in Duluth and the Cornelia certainly proves the point. I took a picture of her hull, above right,  coated with ice, courtesy of an 11 mph head wind from the North West with gusts up to 30 mph as she crossed Lake Superior yesterday. She was … [Read more...]

The Algoma Olympic  is discharging salt she loaded in Goderich, Ontario at the North American Salt dock in Duluth today (November 19, 2013). When she finishes there, she will move to the Burlington Northern dock in Superior to load iron ore pellets. She has been here 193 times since 1996. Most of those trips, before 2011, were made when she was the Canadian Olympic. On most of … [Read more...]