Canadian Provider and Isolda meet

The salt water vessel Isolda came into port on Wednesday evening to load grain at the CHS terminal in Superior. It completed loading on Friday afternoon and began its short journey to the Lift Bridge in Duluth. At the same time, the next customer for CHS, the Canadian Provider, was coming under the Lift Bridge on its way to CHS to load wheat. They passed each other at the Port … [Read more...]

Many boats coming, going, waiting

The ice flow just beyond the Duluth piers was a popular place on Wednesday morning.That's the James R. Barker (center) departing and the Canadian Provider just passing it and headed to the Aerial Bridge to load grain at CHS in Superior. At the upper left, the Algowood was waiting to move into the coal dock at Midwest Energy (it finally came in around 7 last night). Of the two … [Read more...]

Canadian Provider in Twin Ports harbor

After waiting at the anchorage for a few hours to allow high winds to subside a bit, the Canadian Provider came into port on Wednesday evening at 6:30. It went over to the Peavey elevator in Superior to begin loading grain on Thursday morning. It is a steam powered boat built in 1963 as the Murray Bay and is one of the oldest Canadian boats working on the Great Lakes. It has … [Read more...]

Canadian Provider is mature

The Canadian Provider came into port on Monday and got some help from the Great Lakes tug Kentucky. They made their way over to Harvest States where the Canadian Provider is now loading grain. It is a steam powered boat built in 1963, one of the oldest Canadian boats on the Great Lakes. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-15-2004 … [Read more...]