Back to work after …

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… a day of rain. Above, the BBC Campana is still at Riverland Ag loading grain on this her first trip to the Twin Ports.  Below, the Algoma Mariner is still discharging salt at the North American Salt Dock, next door to Riverland Ag, above. The Algoma Mariner was officially built in 2011, but click here to see her unusual back story. She has only been here 7 times since she was built, handling a wide variety of cargos, including, loading coal at Midwest Energy for Nova Scotia, loading iron ore pellets at Burlington Northern and grain at CHS 1.
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Algoma Mariner with coal for Nova Scotia

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The Algoma Mariner (above) departs Duluth on September 13, 2015 with 30,000 tons of coal for Nova Scotia. She was built in either 1979 or 2011. The Algoport (below) was built in 1979 and was to donate her after-end or stern  to a brand new forebody. This work was to be done in China so the Algoport was towed to China but sank in the China Sea in September, 2009 and never made it. A brand new after-end was built in China and connected to the new forebody making this boat (above), a brand new boat. But I always like to point out that the stern you see above should have been the stern of the Algoport you see below as she approached the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on August 1, 2000.
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Algoma Mariner arrives Duluth

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For more information about this very interesting boat, CLICK HERE.algomamariner20110821_4908algomamariner20110821_4917

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Algoma Mariner on her way to Duluth

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Denny Dushane sent me these two pictures he took of the Algoma Mariner yesterday (August 19, 2011) while she was passing through Port Huron, Michigan on her way to Duluth. Click here to go to the Duluth Shipping News page on the Algoma Mariner. I am still adding information to it; the story behind this boat is as interesting as any I have run across. If you have more information, corrections or additions, please add a comment on the page or send me an email.
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