Archives for November 2014

Not fair, it is only November 28

While the Presque Isle waits to leave for Two harbors, the Great Republic makes her way thru the suddenly iced over Duluth harbor. It is only November 28!!

Kom comes to Duluth for Thanksgiving

kompaulscinoccanov-272014There are many reasons why Paul Scinocca (above) is a better photographer than I am. One is his ability to get down and dirty when taking a picture. I might try that sometime (not); getting back up would be the hard part. BTW, the temperature on this Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2014 was 4 degrees and that is the Kom coming in from Lake Superior. And most important, click the picture in the insert here for a larger version of result of Paul’s effort.
We welcome the Kom to Duluth. She was built in 1997 in Varna, Bulgaria, the city where her owner started business in 1890. All her officers and crew are from Bulgaria. We seldom see ships that maintain such a national identity over a long period of time. (She does fly a Maltese flag, but it is only a ‘flag of convenience.’) She will carry her cargo of wheat she is now loading at the CHS terminal to Italy.

Baie Comeau in Duluth for coal

The Baie Comeau arrived Duluth on November 25, 2014 to load coal  for Quebec at Midwest Energy. It was her 15th trip here this season; she was here 7 times in 2013, her first year in service.

Tregurtha departs for Marquette

The Paul R. Tregurtha departed Duluth on Wednesday morning, November 19, 2914 with 66,000 tons of coal for Presque Isle in Michigan. This was her 34th trip here this season; she was here 49 times last year.

Saltie departs Duluth

This was the Muntgracht’s first trip to the Twin Ports; she brought machinery here that then went to the Twin Cities.