This DVD follows the Duluth Shipping News around the harbor, month by month, in 2003, including the Mackinaw arrival in March (video), Sundew change of command in July, many pictures of beautiful Duluth, storm pictures and video. Also the Indiana Harbor attempt to depart the ice jam in Duluth; the Canadian Coast Guard cutter Samuel Risley and breaking ice with the Sundew (video) Over 300 pictures of shipping in the port of Duluth Superior. Click here to see trailer and purchase.
Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge
Celebrate 100 years of the Duluth Aerial Bridge in 90 minutes with the new Duluth Shipping News DVD, Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. Over 400 pictures of the bridge with animations depicting how the bridge works, pictures taken from before the bridge was built in 1905 all the way up to June, 2005. Watch as the bridge is taken apart and put back together again in the major rehabilitation during the winter of 1999-2000. ‘Get Bridged Yourself’ by watching the 6 minute video taken while the Paul R. Tregurtha was coming into port.
Two ships, 4 trains, some cranes & a song …
Located in the middle of the United States, at the western tip of the Great Lakes, Duluth is the largest port on the Great Lakes and, by way of the St. Lawrence Seaway System, a vital connecting point from ports around the world to farms in Minnesota and North Dakota, coal mines in Montana, taconite on the Iron Range just north of Duluth, and in this case, to an oil sands extraction project in Northern Alberta.
A giant facility is being constructed there to extract crude oil from the vast oil sands deposits in the area. It takes about 2 tons of oil sands to produce one barrel of oil. And that kind of work takes very heavy equipment. Some of that equipment was picked up by two Dutch flagged heavy lift ships, the Stellaprima and the Fairlane. Starting in Japan, they picked up project equipment in Malaysia, India, Italy and the Netherlands and brought it to Duluth in late 2005. Both ships were discharged onto four separate trains that transported the material to the project site in Northern Alberta.
One of the trains comprised one car, the Schnabel 800, the world’s largest capacity railcar. It carried one 805 ton piece. Most of the remaining freight was carried by a record-setting rail shipment of 61 rail cars. This is a story of that discharge …
Denmark to Duluth to North Dakota
Follow the BBC India while she picked up parts for 22 wind turbines in Denmark and brought them to Duluth in September, 2006. Pictures and video of the discharge at Lake Superior Warehousing, seen from many vantage points. Stand with us on the lowest deck of the cargo hold and watch as the gantry cranes lift pieces high over our heads, over the side and then gently onto waiting trucks with special pictures of the arrival in North Dakota and video of the wind turbines in operation in December. (Not in stock)