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...]

American Integrity in for winter layup

The American Integrity was the first of 6 vessels coming here for winter layup. She arrived this morning, January 7, 2015 around 11:30. Winter layup, Duluth Superior, January, 2015 Location Vessel Arrival Date Carrier Port Terminal Berth 1 Edwin H. Gott Canceled for … [Read more...]

American Spirit first in for layup

The American Spirit arrived Duluth around 11 am, January 2, 2014 for winter layup. She is the first of 8 boats arriving in the next couple weeks to spend the winter in the port. … [Read more...]

The Munson is almost home

The John G. Munson arrived off the Duluth piers early this morning (January 24, 2013) and dropped her anchor. Her expected arrival date has changed several times over the last weeks and again over the last several days. Ice and cold weather have added some complications to a mid-January cargo run inside the Soo Locks. I hear there are two issues at the moment that make Friday a … [Read more...]

Roger Blough comes home for the winter

The Roger Blough came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge (right) at 11:52 this morning (January 16, 2013). She then moved over to the Port Terminal dock (below) before going to Fraser Shipyards for winter layup. Last year, she stayed at the Port Terminal for winter layup. In between winter vacations, she was here for cargo only 8 times this past season, only 6 times the year … [Read more...]

Coming home for the winter

The John J. Boland was greeted by a cold but hearty group when she came in for winter layup on Saturday afternoon, January 12, 2013 (temperature was 17 degrees F with the wind at 16 mph). Just below, the American Century came in at 7:56, Friday night, January 11, 2013. By Saturday morning she was tied up at the Port Terminal (just below). Below that, the Mesabi Miner is seen at … [Read more...]

Winter Layup, Duluth Superior, 2013

Vessel Location Arrived Notes  Mesabi Miner Midwest Energy Resources  January 8, 2013  Made 40 trips to Twin Ports this season  American Century  Port Terminal  January 11, 2013   She made 31 trips to the Twin Ports this season  American Spirit  Elevator M  January 12, 2013   She made 8 trips to Twin Ports this season  John J. Boland  Fraser … [Read more...]