Mobile Bay follows Mackinaw into Duluth

The US Coast Guard cutter Mobile Bay arrived Duluth this afternoon (January 9, 2016) around 12:30 and is now docked at the DECC (above). I just added pictures of the Mobile Bay while she was providing assistance at the launch of our Coast Guard cutter Alder back on February 7, 2004.


  1. Looking at the AIS tracking, there is more activity in Lake Superior than I would expect given the fact that the Soo Locks are supposed to close on January 15. I would have expected the ships to be in layup except a few hauling iron ore out of Escanaba before it freezes up and the few still making shipments of things like heating oil and salt in the Michigan/Huron/Erie region.

    I suppose Manitoulin could be heading to layup in Thunder Bay. And, I suppose James Barker could be the last load of iron ore through the locks. But, Joyce Enkevort is still at Two Harbors and I see that American Integrity is still out in the lake. There also seems to be more activity in Michigan and Huron than I would expect. Is this unusual?

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