H. Lee White

 H. J. Schwartz

H. Lee White was built in 1974, is 704 feet long and flies the U.S. flag

Hammond Bay

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Click below to hear her whistle on April 11, 2012, picture below that.
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The H. Lee White came into port on Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2012, to load iron ore pellets for Quebec at the CN dock. She departed (above) the next day. Below, she is in the Duluth harbor after arriving under the Duluth Ariel Lift Bridge on June 6, 2012. After discharging a cargo of limestone, she went to Two Harbors to load iron ore pellets.
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The H. Lee White’s smaller size allows her to go into ports where the 1,000 footers would not fit. Unlike most US freighters, she has also been known to move through the Welland Canal that connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The Welland was built to allow ship traffic to go around Niagara Falls. She has both bow and stern thrusters and a self-unloading system that can unload ore pellets up to 6,000 tons per hour. Her 6 cargo compartments are fed by 23 hatches allowing her to carry up to 35,200 tons at her maximum mid-summer draft of 30 feet 7 1/2 inches.
2010
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Above and below, she arrived November 30, 2010 to discharge limestone before leaving for Silver Bay to load iron ore pellets for Cleveland.
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2009
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On July 22, 2009 (above), she arrived Duluth with limestone to discharge. After that, she loaded coal at Midwest Energy and then departed on July 29th (2 pictures below).
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2008
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Above, she approaches the Duluth ship canal on May 27, 2008; below, she departs under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on October 18, 2008.
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2007
Captain Steve Hooton receives a gift from the Port Authority since they were the first boat from beyond the Soo to arrive in the new season. He has been with American Steamship since 1987; on the White the last 5 years. He is technically the relief captain but the other captain works a minimum number of days a year.
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Above and below, on this first trip of the season, they were loading iron ore pellets at the BNSF.
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Below, they were arriving Duluth on December 11, 2007
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2005
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Above and below, they arrived Duluth on July 21, 2005. They have a cycle of loading taconite at Silver Bay; going to Cleveland with it, then loading coal at Sandusky or Toledo for the steel mill at River Rouge; then back to Silver Bay or if we are lucky, a limestone load for Duluth.
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Below, departing Duluth on December 11, 2005
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2002
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Above, the H. Lee White arrived for winter layup at the Port Terminal (below on January 15) in Duluth on January 1, 2002
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1999
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Above, at the Port Terminal on August 8, 1999; below departing Duluth October 11. 1999.
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