Seldom seen Algorail, seen!

The Canadian flagged Algorail departed with iron ore pellets today (October 28, 2012) after her second trip here of the season. She was here once last year, no trips in 2010 and 2 in 2009. … [Read more...]

Algorail here on 4th trip this season

The Algorail will be here today for the 4th time this season. Before this year, the Canadian flagged laker had been here only 10 times since 1996. It will be loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources as it has on the 3 other trips this year. It will take the cargo to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke, the destination for most, if not all, of the Canadian freighters that load coal here. The … [Read more...]

Algorail departing Twin Ports

The Algorail will be loading taconite at the BN dock in Superior today. It has not been here since it departed Duluth in July, 2001 (above). The bright red Federal Yoshino has been at anchor off the Duluth piers for a couple days and should have come in to load wheat for Spain by now. Two boats bringing cement will be in port today. The Alpena has been here discharging cement and may depart later … [Read more...]