Anderson gets bird escort

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The Arthur M. Anderson came into port Tuesday afternoon at 4:15, alarming a lot of birds in the process (above). It stopped at the Port Terminal to wait for the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. to complete loading coal for Detroit Edison. That should have happened last night, leaving the dock at Midwest Energy open for the Anderson to move in to load a cargo of coal for Presque Isle, Michigan. Photo taken on December 23, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-24-2008

Arthur M. Anderson departing Duluth

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The Kaye E. Barker has been making quick trips to Taconite Harbor. She left yesterday to take a cargo of coal to Marquette. The Arthur M. Anderson will be here today with an even quicker trip to deliver coal. After discharging a cargo of limestone, it will load about 19,000 tons of coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior and deliver it about a mile away at the Graymont Superior plant, formerly the Cutler dock. The coal is used there to fire up kilns that make lime using limestone discharged by other boats coming up from the lower lakes. When completed, the Anderson will return to Midwest Energy to load 18,000 tons of coal for Marquette, Michigan. Photo taken on April 17, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-10-2008

Arthur M. Anderson leaving the Twin Ports

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The Arthur M. Anderson was expected to arrive last night with a cargo of limestone loaded at Cedarville, Michigan. After getting fuel at the Murphy Fuel Dock in Duluth, it was expected to go to the Hallett #5 dock in West Duluth to discharge the limestone and then load iron ore pellets for Gary. This is the 14th visit the Anderson has made to the Twin Ports. It bought limestone on each of those trips and usually loaded iron ore pellets, as today, for the return trip to the lower lakes. Above, it is seen departing Duluth on April 17th this year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-01-2008

Arthur M. Anderson approaching Duluth ship canal

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Above, the Arthur M. Anderson arrived in Duluth on Thursday morning to discharge limestone before loading iron ore pellets for Conneaut. It should be departing this morning. This afternoon, the Canadian flagged Nanticoke will be here to load coal for Sydney, Nova Scotia, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. The Nanticoke was strengthened for ocean service. In 1997, it carried ballast material to be used under an offshore drilling platform.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-25-2008

Arthur M. Anderson with limestone from Calcite, Michigan

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The Arthur M. Anderson is due in port this morning with a cargo of limestone loaded in Calcite, Michigan. Much of the limestone that is brought up from lower lakes ports is used on the Iron Range in the production of taconite pellets. The finished pellets, with the limestone inside, come down by rail to a Lake Superior port where it is loaded into boats and taken to steel mills on the lower Great Lakes. The limestone makes a round trip there but we have to wait until the taconite is fed into steel mills, steel is produced and we buy a car up here before the taconite completes its round trip. Above, the Anderson departs Duluth this past April.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-24-2008

Arthur M. Anderson comes in on the wind

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The wind slowed a number of boats yesterday. After the Spar Jade departed Duluth at 6:42 in the morning, there was no traffic under the Lift Bridge until the Arthur M. Anderson came in around 5:15 in the afternoon (above). After stopping for fuel at the Murphy Fuel Dock in Duluth, it was expected to go to the CN Dock to discharge a cargo of limestone. That should take most of the night. Around first light, it may depart for Two Harbors to load iron ore pellets for Gary. Weather may still slow traffic in the harbor today until the wind dies down later in the day.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-12-2008