There are 8 vessels waiting off the Duluth piers today

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There are, I think, 7 boats at anchor off the Duluth piers waiting to go to BNSF in Superior and one, the Algoma Equinox, waiting to go to the CN in Two Harbors. These are pictures I took of those boats around 2 PM Wednesday, January 3, 2018. I am writing this at 4 PM the same afternoon. There will be changes as time goes on. Please let me know if you think I have the wrong names for any of the vessels. Above, the St. Clair is at anchor just off the Duluth Lift Bridge.  (The Mesabi Miner is at BN now. She may depart late this afternoon.) (The pictures above and below were taken moving left to right.) (There is a nice article in the Duluth News Tribune this morning providing more details)
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Front to back: Thunder Bay, John G. Munson, CSL Assiniboine
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Front to back: Algoma Equinox, Presque Isle
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Whitefish Bay
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Algoma Discovery

Algoma Equinox here to load grain

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The Algoma Equinox was built in China in 2013. She arrived Duluth this morning, June 23, 2016 at 4:07 to load grain at Riverland Ag. Picture above taken this morning; the two below were taken by John Zywicki, also this morning. This is her 9th trip to the Twin Ports. She usually has loaded iron ore pellets at the BNSF in Superior; she did load grain, as today, on a visit in September, 2015.
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