Algosoo arrives in the sunshine

The line for coal is still with us this morning. The Algosoo spent most of Thursday waiting at anchor off the Duluth piers. As night fell on Thursday, two thousand footers were at the Port Terminal waiting for the Canadian Progress to complete loading coal. The James R. Barker goes in next followed by the American Century. That should leave the coal dock at Midwest Energy … [Read more...]

Canadians coming in and staying out

The Algoisle comes into port to load iron ore pellets on Friday morning, June 5th while the Algosoo waits at anchor to come in and load coal. … [Read more...]

In line at anchor

Thursday morning on June 4, 2009: there are two boats in the harbor waiting to load coal (American Century and the Canadian Progress) and outside the Duluth piers, the Algosoo (left) and the James R. Barker (right) also wait to load coal. … [Read more...]

Smile for the camera, Algosoo

The Algosoo came into port on Saturday morning to load 30,000 tons of low sulfur western coal brought here by train from coal mines in Montana and Wyoming. The Canadian flagged boat departed for Ontario Power Generation on Saturday afternoon (above). The American Spirit is still expecting to load its first cargo of the season and depart sometime today. It will take iron ore … [Read more...]

Holiday weekend; the people are back, the sun is out

…… and the Algosoo is entertaining the multitudes. … [Read more...]

Algosoo loads coal

Today is a lot like yesterday which was a lot like the day before. Four boats will be going under the Lift Bridge with coal, and one with iron ore pellets. The Paul R. Tregurtha sat at anchor off the Duluth piers on Sunday, waiting for the Canadian flagged Algorail to finish loading coal. The 'Rail departed about 5 on Sunday afternoon and the Tregurtha came in. It probably … [Read more...]

Algosoo here for coal

Just when it was starting to look like we might not get so many visits from salt water ships this season, we are now expecting 7 of them in the next week. The Fairlane and the Irma should be arriving a little after the sun rises at 6:05 this morning. Both may make pretty pictures if you can get down to the lake in time. Ships often do not arrive on time, but the salt water … [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...]

Algosoo enters Duluth shipping canal

The Algosoo will be here today for the 4th time this season. It is owned by Algoma Central Corporation located at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, at the other end of Lake Superior. It was built in 1974. You will note in the picture above of the Algosoo coming through the Duluth ship canal in August, 2003 that the pilot house is at the forward end of the boat. The Algosoo was the last … [Read more...]

Algosoo number 2

Algoma Central has had two boats called Algosoo, a name derived from the company's name and their location at the 'Soo Locks.' The first Algosoo was built in 1901 as the Saturn and was 346 feet long. The boat was purchased by Algoma in 1913 and named the J. Frater Taylor. It became the Algosoo in 1936 and worked the lakes until 1965. Algosoo number two was built in 1974 and is … [Read more...]

Algosoo with salt

Algoma Central is located at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Their boat, the Algosoo, arriving today with salt, was named for the company and its location. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/13/2004 … [Read more...]