I pay a lot of attention to the start of our (Duluth) shipping season, but a note from the Lake Carriers’s Association today reminds me that there are in fact, 4 other Great Lakes that have shipping seasons. And those south of us can get a head start since we are often encased in ice until mid-March or later. The Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder was set to depart her layup berth in Erie, Pennsylvania today and head over to the Cleveland Bulk Terminal … [Read more...] about Great Lakes Shipping, 2017, begins
Archives for February 2017
After a fake Spring, it is February 24, 2017 and it is cold again but Duluth stayed just north of a big snow storm going east. The lake is still blue, and below, the Duluth harbor ice has moved back, toward Superior. But it will come back, I think; we shall see. Above, February 24, 2017; below, pictures taken February 18, 2017 We have had a warm winter, no day warmer than today (February 18, 2017) when it was 50 degrees. … [Read more...] about Early Spring??
Someone asked about the Algocen/J. W. Shelley today so I decided to update her ship page and design a collage with a little of her history. Click above for a larger version. … [Read more...] about Algocen, J. W. Shelley together
The February 10th, 2017 edition of NRP’s Marketplace (click above to listen) carried a nice story about the Great Lakes Towing Company building a new tug, the Cleveland (model at left), during the Great Lakes winter break. Below, workers are building the new tug in Great Lakes Towing’s own shipyard in Cleveland. At the right, GLT’s president Joe Starck talking to the Marketplace reporter about their new tug. Pictures from Markeplace web page. … [Read more...] about Tug Cleveland being built in Cleveland
That’s the Roger Blough at the left, the American Century foreground and the American Spirit behind her and to the right. See full layup list here. … [Read more...] about Winter layup in Duluth