The BBC Vesuvius arrived Duluth on November 29, 2017. She is here to pick up one large pressure vessel that has been waiting here since 2008. It was part of a shipment brought here and destined for the oil sands project in Alberta, but for some reason they changed their mind, so the owner kept it here until a new buyer was found. And yes, the Port picked up a storage charge. It may have come here as a part of a 93-piece shipment that was … [Read more...] about BBC Vesuvius here to pick up cargo waiting here since 2008
Archives for November 2017
I read in the Duluth News Tribune that the Duluth Police Department is disbanding their mounted patrol because of budget problems. Since starting the Duluth Shipping News 22 years ago, I have taken 1,000’s of pictures of boats in Duluth. I have tried to make my specialty pictures of boats and people; the people on the boats, and the folks watching them from shore. One of my favorites is getting one with a boat coming in and a Dad holding his … [Read more...] about Cops on horses may be no more in Duluth!
During the winter of 1999-2000, the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge was given an extreme makeover, replacing some equipment used in 1929 to update the original Lift Bridge at right (1901-1905). That initial version used a gondola to carry people, horses and automobiles from the mainland to Park Point. In 1929, the gondola was replaced by a roadway that could be lifted to allow ships to go under it on their way to deliver and/or load cargo from the … [Read more...] about A sheave returns to Canal Park
The Paul R. Trugurtha departed Duluth at 2:40 in the afternoon of November 10, 2017. She will take 38,000 tons of coal to Detroit Edison’s power plant at St. Clair and 30,000 tons to their Monroe plant. A little later, the American Integrity arrived to take her place loading coal at Midwest Energy. She will load 68,000 tons for the St. Clair plant. … [Read more...] about Two large cargos of coal leaving Duluth
The John J. Boland arrived Duluth this morning (November 4, 2017) to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth. This is her 4th trip to Duluth this season; she made 4 trips last season. She loaded coal at Midwest Energy on 2 of this year’s trips and iron ore pellets at BNSF on the other trip. She often brings limestone in before she loads a cargo to carry out; this year she only brought one limestone cargo in. That was on May 26 when … [Read more...] about Boland arrives for 4th trip this season