I went down behind the Aquarium last night (June 29, 2011) to take a picture of the salt water vessel Orsula coming into port. With tugs helping out and the sun just sliding over the hill behind me, it seemed like a good thing to do. Then I noticed a cute couple watching the ship too. Upon further investigation, they seemed too serious to be simply visitors out for an evening stroll. When Dennis O’Hara turned and said, Hi Ken, I … [Read more...] about Flying cameras, Yikes!
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Seated, from left, are: Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham … [Read more...] about Waiting …
… as of Wednesday, January 17, 2011 Winter layup in Duluth The Adam E. Cornelius, American Victory and Edward L. Ryerson have been in port for an extended layup. The H. Lee White arrived in port for winter layup on January 4th, 2011. The American Spirit arrived here for layup on January 12, 2011 and the Roger Blough arrived on January 14th. Both the American Century and the James R. Barker came in on the morning of … [Read more...] about News notes for January, 2011 …
The Ypermachos should be arriving off the Duluth piers late this afternoon. It will likely come in on Tuesday morning to load grain at the CHS terminal in Superior. This ship has visited here under four other names, one of them quite memorable. It was the Mecta Sea from 1997 until two years ago. Between 1992 and 1997, it was the Union. The name that is very important to Duluthians was the name between its launch in 1984 and 1992, the Socrates. In … [Read more...] about What’s your name?
The Vlieborg is in the inner harbor, at anchor, after its collision with the north pier of the ship canal on Wednesday afternoon. It appears that the ship has suffered no structural damage. If several additional inspections reveal no damage, the ship may depart Duluth sometime later today for Europe with its cargo of beet pulp pellets. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-26-2005 … [Read more...] about Vlieborg undamaged
The Spruceglen has two local claims to fame. At one time, she was named the Federal St. Louis, in honor of the river running between Duluth and Superior. More recently, as the Fraser, in August, 2002, she failed to make a turn from the harbor to the Lift Bridge and ended up in the mud in front of Bayfront Park. Tugs freed her the next day and she departed Duluth. She has since been sold and renamed. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for … [Read more...] about Spruceglen
The Dutch flagged Vlieborg will be here today to load grain. Built in 1999, it was here only one other time, in 2001. At 434 feet long, it is one of the smaller ships to come to Duluth. Photo taken September 13, 2001. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-11-2004 … [Read more...] about Vlieborg departs with grain