Archives for April 2017

Marine Tech lifts a fish tug from the bottom

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Click each image to see a larger version; for more on this story, check the previous post.
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New tug salvages a sunken tug in Houghton

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marinetechfishtugsalvageapril2017Marine Tech, our local dredging company, brought their dredge home today (April 30, 2017) from a salvage operation in Houghton, Michigan. (Click here for 2 more images.) They were called out to bring a fish tug up from the bottom (right). Their own tug, the Jean C., is a new member of their fleet and is seen here pushing the dredge into the Duluth harbor. Earlier this year, they purchased the Edward H. from Heritage Marine and renamed her the Jean C. They will soon paint the tug with the company colors, royal blue, white and black. I have not updated the Edward H. page yet but you can see her in her former life here.jeancapril292017b
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Reestborg waiting to come into port

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The Reestborg is at anchor waiting to come into CHS to load spring wheat.

Oakglen here for iron ore pellets at CN

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This version of the Oakglen started life as the Federal Danube in 1980. She became the Lake Ontario in 1995 and the Oakglen in 2009. More on the other Oakglen here. She was scrapped in 2003. The Oakglen arrived Duluth on Thursday afternoon to load iron ore pellets at the CN in Duluth after she loaded fuel at Calumet.
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One name on top of another

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The Riga pulled into port this morning (April 17, 2017) and is now loading wheat at Riverland Ag. Above, she slowly moved into the slip at Riverland Ag after coming under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. I was a little confused about the ship when her arrival was first announced. Someone told me she was formerly called Flinter Aland. I knew well a ship from Holland called Flinterland from prior trips here so i was a bit puzzled. This ship was launched as the Flinter Aland in 2011 by a company also called Flinter Aland. That company declared bankruptcy in Holland in December, 2016, hence the new name from a company that bought her sometime before or after the bankruptcy. Look closely behind the name Riga on her stern and you will notice her prior name, Flinter Aland, has been painted over and her new name added on top. Click the pic below to see a larger version and check out other pictures i took of the ship this morning on her ship page.
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