4:45: the Tregurtha called the tug North Carolina in for the day. It appears that all boats will wait until morning when they hope the Alder will be able to open up a wider track. The Paul R. Tregurtha asked the tug North Carolina to check the ice between the piers. The tug is able to move through it but not easily. (2:38 pm) 2:45: The Tregurtha has asked the North Carolina to check the Superior channel; the Duluth entry does not look … [Read more...] about Where did this come from?
Outside the harbor, with winds gusting as high as “unable to open my car door, almost,” Duluth waits for the snow to come; within the hour as this picture was taken at 10am on April 11, 2013. The Mesabi Miner came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge this morning at 2:23. She arrived at the Fuel Dock as the Paul R. Tregurtha finished and departed for Midwest Energy where she is now loading coal. The Mesabi Miner will load iron ore pellets at the … [Read more...] about Storm outside, not so bad inside
The CSL Tadoussac came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge this morning (Thanksgiving, 2012) and is seen above moving up the Duluth harbor on her way to the CN dock in West Duluth to load iron ore pellets. It is pretty peaceful this morning; we may have some snow this afternoon, but 11 years ago, on November 27th, 2001, it was not very peaceful for the Tadoussac, as she was named then, as she departed the port late in mid … [Read more...] about Quiet now, but not in 2001
It was a cold and windy day on Monday, February 21, 2011, as it was the day before. On Sunday, the tent that was built over the south tower of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge was torn to shreds by gusts of wind up to 69 mph. The tent was there to protect the bridge painters from the wind and cold, and to keep the material they were scraping off the bridge before painting from us. Probably worse is all the ice from Lake Superior that has now filled … [Read more...] about Ice, wind, cold but not much snow
The LSMMA was holding their annual Gales of November get-together inside the DECC, while a gale of November 13th was blowing just outside the door. Here, with winds as high as 45 mph, the Calliroë Patronicola, on the left, and her sister ship Olympic Mentor, sit quietly off the Duluth piers waiting to come in and load grain. Inside the DECC, one of the presentations was about another Greek ship, the Socrates, and the trouble she had off the … [Read more...] about The Gales of November, inside and out
About 2 pm on Thursday, the Gadwall arrived in Duluth, the first salt water ship of the season. It was also the last boat to move in the harbor for one day and counting. Soon we will start up again with boats in a variety of positions, either in the harbor or out in the lake. The Halifax was at anchor off the Superior entry but it has moved to Silver Bay to anchor there until the weather clears. Then, the boats in the harbor will start or … [Read more...] about Storm halts vessel traffic
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 Arthur M. Anderson will be here today with a cargo of limestone. After it completes discharging that cargo at two different docks, it will depart light for Two Harbors. The Anderson is best known for trailing the Edmund Fitzgerald when the Fitzgerald went down near Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-15-2005 … [Read more...] about Anderson here with limestone
Click here to see pictures of the CLS Tadoussac (then just the Tadoussac) departing Duluth during this storm. … [Read more...] about Big Storm in November, 2001