Celebrate 2015 in Duluth

Above, the Lee A. Tregurtha started things off in the new year when she departed Duluth at 8:24 in the morning on January 1, 2015. The Paul R. Tregurtha, below, was the first boat to arrive in the Twin Ports this year at 3:17 in the afternoon. In between those two, the Mesabi Miner left at 9:51 in the morning and the Stewart J. Cort departed via the Superior entry at 11:40 am. The Paul R. left the Twin Ports this morning (January 2) at 8:47 with 66,000 tons of coal for Detroit Edison. She is expected to make two more trips here this season, loading coal for Detroit Edison on the last trip, now set to arrive on January 11, 2015. The Lee A. loaded iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth.


  1. Waves ,weather, winds at grand haven. Up to 40kn. No traffic along the e side of any shoreline.

  2. It looks like the ships are now avoiding the direct route and are instead going up over Isle Royale. I wouldn’t think ice would be a problem yet.


    Perhaps the wind is an issue. I see that it’s blowing 16 mph in Duluth but will hit 19 mph later today. With a temperature of -9, that gives a current windchill of -31.

    In contrast, at the ski resort, Paoli Peaks, here in Indiana, they have large bare patches between the ski runs because it hasn’t been cold enough to keep up making snow. They would prefer that it was colder.

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