Edgar B. Speer

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Drummond Islander II

Edgar B. Speer was built in 1980, is 1004 feet long and flies a U.S. flag

Edward L. Ryerson

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edgarbspeer20090405_4551The Edgar B. Speer was built in two sections in 1980, one in Toledo and one in Lorain. She was launched on May 8, 1980. Her 20 hatches feed 5 holds where she can load 73,700 tons of cargo. Her unusual self-unloading system consists of a stern mounted 52-foot unloading boom that restricts her cargo to taconite pellets. The only two locations that can accept the Speer’s unloading boom are located in Gary and Conneaut. Picture above taken Sunday, April 5, 2009.
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Picture above taken Friday, January 16, 2009

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Picture above taken Monday, December 22, 2008

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Picture above taken Monday, August 25, 2008
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Picture above taken Monday, August 25, 2008
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Picture above taken Saturday, February 12, 2005
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Picture above taken Monday, January 17, 2005
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Picture above taken Friday, January 7, 2005
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Picture above taken Monday, October 25, 2004
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Picture above taken Sunday, March 23, 2003: first commercial boat to depart Duluth in 2003 season
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Picture above taken Saturday, October 28, 2000: departing Duluth

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kchamlet December 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I thought it had one in its deck?

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Blog de camisetas frikis November 28, 2012 at 5:42 am

Does anyone know why the Speer doesn’t have a self-unloading boom?

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kchamlet October 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

This is 1 of 13 thousand footers here’s some Stewart j. cort,Indiana-harbor, Edgar B. Speer,Edwin h. Gott.

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Tristin (loves ships) June 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

She is DEFINITELY not the most common to Duluth-Superior.

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Anders March 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Back when she was built they were hauling a lot of pellets. Same reason the Roger Blough and Stewart J. Cort were built with they same type of shuttle boom system. The Edwin H. Gott had one as well but was later converted.

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Nick January 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Does anyone know why the Speer doesn’t have a self-unloading boom?

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Christy B June 8, 2011 at 9:28 am

I LOVE THIS SHIP!! ALL-TIME FAVE. <3

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