Winter layup in Duluth

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...]

Winter Layup 2016-17

VESSEL DOCK/LOCATION Arrival Date American Century Clure Terminal Berth 11 January 3, 2017 American Spirit Clure Terminal Berth 8/9 January 7, 2017 Burns Harbor Enbridge Dock January 9, 2017 Herbert C. Jackson Fraser Shipyards January 10, 2017 Paul R. Tregurtha Midwest Energy January 10, 2017 Philip R. Clarke Clure Terminal Berth … [Read more...]

Duluth Layup, 2003-04

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Munson last boat of the season

The John G. Munson closed the 2014 shipping season for the port of Duluth Superior when she arrived under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 9:28 on the morning of January 20, 2015. The tug Nels J. made a trip through the Duluth harbor just before she arrived. Below, the Munson is about ready to turn the corner to the Blatnik Bridge and her winter layup home at Fraser Shipyard. … [Read more...]

Mesabi Miner in for winter

The Mesabi Miner came in on Monday morning, January 19, 2015 after discharging her last cargo of coal at Presque Isle in Marquette. After stopping for fuel, she began to move over to Midwest Energy Resources to spend the winter. She had a tug assist from a Great Lakes Towing tug, seen here (just barely) moving around her stern at left. … [Read more...]