Prosna back for second time

The Polish operated Prosna arrived Duluth for her second trip yesterday (June 26, 2017) at 8pm, on her way over to CHS 2 to load grain. Built in 2012, like many foreign flagged vessels that come to Duluth, she was named for a river, the Prosna River in Poland. I posted some pictures of that river and a running race that runs through it here when she was here for the first time, on May 11, 2016. Below, she got help from the tug Kentucky last night as she made her way over to CHS 2.
 

Veterinarians say hello to Paul

About 100 members of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association were in town today (June 23, 2017) for a seminar at The Inn on Lake Superior. Lunch break happened at the same time the Paul R. Tregurtha came into port to load coal. They grabbed their picnic lunch boxes and headed down to the ship canal.

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Mesabi Miner arrives Duluth for coal

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The Mesabi Miner arrived Duluth today around 4pm to load 68,000 tons of coal at Midwest Energy for Detroit Energy power stations in St. Clair and Monroe, both cities in Michigan. This is her 4th trip to the Twin Ports this season; she was here 13 times last year and she made 40 trips to the Twin Ports in 2015.
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India gets married on a foggy Friday by the bridge

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Hazel India Butler is usually across the Duluth ship canal answering visitor questions at the information desk at the Marine Museum. This day, June 9, 2017, she decided to cross the canal and get married on the other side.
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It was foggy and cool, but the wedding party outfits, designed for the occasion, added wonderful color to the foggy day. That’s Jarred Lee Phillips joining forces with India for the many days ahead.
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India is the perfect bride; beautiful, expressive and happy.
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Rings all around
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Time to move on with their lives, now greatly improved, but first some pictures.
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I of course, as the reporter/photographer for the Duluth Shipping News, needed something nautical in the picture. Lacking any boat traffic, I settled for the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge in the background.
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Every wedding needs the Duluth mounted Police, a little late but still happy to be there.
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Oakglen departs Duluth with pellets

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The Oakglen departed Duluth at 1pm this afternoon, June 7, 2017, after loading iron ore pellets at the CN dock in Duluth. The Vista Star, with some new color on her hull, was just coming in. Check out the Oakglen ship page for a close-up look at the history of her name changes, embedded on her hull.

New tugs, old names

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Two tugs, new to the Twin Ports, arrived this afternoon, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. They were recently purchased by Heritage Marine and will be given the names of two tugs they just sold. Here the tugs are moving down the Duluth harbor on their way to the Heritage Marine dock in Superior. At left, the Fort Point leads the way; she will soon be renamed to Edward H. Just behind her is the new Nels J., formerly the Taurus.

Barker and banner depart Duluth

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The James R. Barker departed Duluth in the early evening of June 3, 2017, with her new banner in full view. For more on the banner see the two posts below or go here and here.
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