Wow, Burns Harbor visits Duluth

On June 13, 2015, the Burns Harbor made a surprise (at least to me) visit to the Duluth ship canal, coming in around 5:30 in the afternoon. Most of the time, she comes in using the Superior entry since she loads iron ore pellets at the BNSF dock just inside the entry. I think she needed fuel and is at the Calumet fuel dock in Duluth. And the brand new CSL St-Laurent is at the BN dock now (6:00 pm).

Burns Harbor at Superior entry

If you don’t watch boats at the Superior entry, you don’t often see the Burns Harbor, as it almost exclusively comes to the Twin Ports to load taconite at the Burlington Northern Taconite Facility in Superior. That dock is just inside the Superior entry. The Burns Harbor will be coming to this end of Lake Superior today for the 22nd time this season. Above, it is going out into the Lake through the Superior entry after loading taconite at the BN last month. Today, it will be even further away, making a rare trip to Two Harbors to load taconite for Indiana Harbor. It usually goes to steel facilities there or in Burns Harbor.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-08-2006

Burns Harbor at BN for taconite

Ship traffic for Duluth may be over before lunchtime today. Only four boats are set to come under the Lift Bridge today. Two of them should be gone before sunrise, while the Adam E. Cornelius may come in the Duluth entry about the same time to get fuel before going to Burlington Northern to load taconite. It will likely depart using the Superior entry. Above, the Burns Harbor is loading taconite at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe taconite facility dock. It came in and will leave using the Superior entry, seen at the top left of the photo. The Mesabi Miner may be departing under the Lift Bridge in the late morning. As always, this can easily change; the shipping business does not run on a schedule. Photo taken September 29, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-30-2006

Burns Harbor loads taconite

Two 1,000-footers (the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. and the Indiana Harbor)  will be here today loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources while one (the Burns Harbor) loads taconite at Burlington Northern, and another (American Spirit) loads taconite at Two Harbors. The 730 foot Canadian Progress will also load coal, while the 770 foot St. Clair loads taconite in Superior. The 858 foot Roger Blough visits Two Harbors on Christmas Eve for taconite. Above, the Burns Harbor loading taconite at Burlington Northern in September, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-24-2005

Burns Harbor uses Superior entry

The Burns Harbor will be here for the 43rd and last time today. That is more than most boats that visit the Twin Ports each year, but we never saw it once come under the Lift Bridge. It arrived and departed each time using the Superior entry. That is because it was loading taconite at the Burlington Northern dock in Superior, a dock that is right around the corner from the Superior entrance. Photo taken January 1, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-09-2005