Two Canadian boats arrive in Duluth

On Sunday night, June 5th, 2011, the Atlantic Erie (above) came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge and made her turn up the Duluth inner harbor to the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior. She is loading 30,000 tons of coal for Belledune, New Brunswick, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. She is about to pass the Algoma Navigator, (below), formerly known as the Canadian … [Read more...]

Duluth gull greets Canadian Navigator

Buoy #45004 in Eastern Lake Superior was showing winds of 31 mph with gusts to 38 mph on Thursday evening. Wave height was 11.5 feet. The buoy is located near the shipping lanes in Eastern Lake Superior. That weather will have an effect on today's traffic in the Twin Ports, since many boats were laying up yesterday and waiting for the weather to clear. It was forecast to get … [Read more...]

Canadian Navigator arrives Twin Ports

The Canadian Navigator was here 10 times in 1996 and waited until 2000 to come back again. It was not in the Twin Ports last year, but did come 3 times in each of the 2 years before that. It will be here today to load coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Built in 1967 in Great Britain for salt water work, it has been upgraded, sold and renamed several times. Now … [Read more...]

Canadian Navigator

The Canadian Navigator should have arrived last night and will be departing early morning. This is its second visit this year, and as usual, it will go to Midwest Energy Resources in Superior to load coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. It was built in 1967 in Great Britain for salt water duty. After the boat was lengthened twice and the cargo capacity was also … [Read more...]

Canadian Navigator meets seagull

The Canadian Navigator, not here since July, 2002, will be arriving today to load coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. It was built in 1967 in Great Britain for salt water duty. After several trips to the ship yard resulted in an increase in length and cargo capacity, it was sold in 1975 to Upper Lakes Group and moved over to Great Lakes service. Several name changes … [Read more...]