Archives for December 2013

Winter layup, Duluth/Superior 2013-14

LOCATION VESSEL ARRIVAL DATE CARRIER
Port Terminal  Berth 1 Presque Isle 1/14/14
GLF/ Key Lakes
Port Terminal  Berth 4 Cason J. Callaway 1/15/14
GLF/ Key Lakes
Port Terminal  Berth 6 American Spirit 1/2/14 American Steamship
Garfield D St. Clair 1/2/14 American Steamship
       
Midwest Energy Mesabi Miner 1/16/14
Interlake Steamship
       
Fraser Shipyards Kaye E. Barker  1/16/14 Interlake Steamship
Fraser Shipyards Great Republic 1/4/14 GLF/ Key Lakes
Fraser Shipyards John G. Munson* 1/25/13 GLF/ Key Lakes
Fraser Shipyards John J. Boland* 1/12/13 American Steamship
       
Enbridge Dock Walter J. McCarthy Jr. 1/5/14
American Steamship

American Century gets help from Kentucky

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She is about to make the turn toward the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on her way out to Lake Superior with a cargo of iron ore pellets loaded at the CN in West Duluth. More on the American Century.
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Cuyahoga here with grain for Christmas

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The Canadian flagged Cuyahoga arrived in Duluth (above) on December 23, 2013 with grain that she discharged at the Riverland Ag terminal in Duluth (below). This is only her 3rd trip here since 1996. She was here in 2004 to load iron ore pellets and in September, 2011, she discharged salt here. The picture above was taken by Terry White; the picture below was taken at the Riverland Ag dock by John Zywicki.
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Calumet here for 2nd time this season

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The Calumet came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge this afternoon (December 18, 2013) to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth. This was her second trip here this season; she has been here 20 times since 1996. Of course, before she was sold in 2008, she came as the David Z. Norton and the David Z. Above, the Bentleyville Christmas ‘tree’ is in the foreground; that is the South Pier Inn hiding behind the bow of the boat. Below, the Calumet passes by the ice breaker Katmai Bay; she was out breaking ice!
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Lemon tarts with a little salt

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The Algomarine has been to the Twin Ports 65 times since 1996 (when I started counting vessel arrivals here). Half of those trips were made between 1996 and 1998. She made no trips here in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009. Today (December 17, 2013), she arrived for the second time this year, bringing a cargo of salt she discharged at the North American Salt dock in Duluth. Since 2006, she has usually loaded iron ore pellets and a couple loads of coal. She brought salt in on at least 3 of those trips. Today, after discharging salt, she will load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth.
Above, she has just arrived under the Lift Bridge and was moving straight ahead to the North American Salt dock (below). She discharged the salt using her self unloader that was moved over shore to create a large pile of the salt.
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It was pretty cold so I decided to visit 2nd cook Julie Fletcher in the galley. Below, she is creating some lemon tarts; they were very good!
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Having fun in the Coast Guard

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Guaranteed; this picture will never be used in a Coast Guard recruiting poster. Not sure whether these crew members aboard the Katmai Bay this morning (December 10, 2013) were told that chipping ice off the side of the ship was one of their duties.

Coast Guard Katmai Bay brings her own ice

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They didn’t have to worry, we have a lot of our own. However, they are very welcome here; we have lots of ice they know what to do with. More info on the Katmai Bay here.
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