Canadian Olympic meets the dredge

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Before moving next door to Midwest Energy Resources in Superior to load coal yesterday, the Canadian Olympic discharged limestone at the Hallett #8 Dock (above). You can see the Olympic’s self-unloader hanging just above the pile of limestone as its conveyor system moved the limestone from the boat’s cargo holds up and onto the pile. The other thing sticking up in the air, just left of middle, is the crane from the Marine Tech dredge. They were doing maintenance work just beyond Midwest Energy in an area where the high traffic at Midwest kicks up material from the bottom of the river. It can block the channel if not periodically dredged.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-16-2008

Canadian Olympic enters Duluth canal

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Shipping in the port of Duluth Superior did not stop to celebrate the New Year. A procession of boats came across Lake Superior on the way to the Twin Ports. Through the day, the Edwin H. Gott was at anchor off the Duluth piers waiting for Two Harbors as the procession to Duluth continued. Above, you see the Canadian Olympic arriving just after noon on Tuesday with the Gott, visible over the bow of the boat, at anchor watching the parade. Photo taken on January 01, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-02-2008

Canadian Olympic nears Aerial Lift Bridge

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The 730-foot Canadian Olympic should be departing the Twin Ports around 8 am this morning, assuming it came in as expected very early this morning. It will be taking 30,000 tons of coal to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. This is only the 4th visit the boat has made to the Twin Ports this season. Last year, it made 16 trips. It was built in Port Weller, Ontario in 1976, the year the Olympics were held in Montreal. That was the source of the new boat’s name. Above, it is entering the Duluth ship canal in December, 2003.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-09-2007

Canadian Olympic here for coal

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The American Integrity arrived Duluth on Wednesday morning to load coal for the Cleveland Cliffs power plant in Silver Bay. It should have departed late last night. It is expected back here today to load coal for the Detroit Edison power plant at St. Clair, Michigan, its usual destination. The James R. Barker also arrived yesterday to load coal. It will take that cargo a little further up the North Shore, discharging at the Minnesota Power plant in Taconite Harbor. It will stay on Lake Superior a little longer than the American Integrity, coming back here to load coal for We-Energies Presque Isle power plant at Marquette. The 730-foot Canadian Olympic should be slipping in to Midwest Energy Resources in Superior between the two 1,000-footers to get a cargo of coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Above, it is coming into Duluth to load coal on January 11th of this year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/5/2007

Canadian Olympic enters the ship canal

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Only one boat, the Roger Blough, is coming into port for the winter today. Four boats will be here still working, loading taconite and coal. The Canadian Olympic came into port yesterday (above). This is its 16th and last visit of the season. Like most of the previous trips, it is loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-12-2007

Canadian Olympic arrives to cold Canal Park

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Two boats brought one cargo into port yesterday and they both will be taking another cargo out this morning. That is a good thing. The Canadian Olympic arrived yesterday afternoon with a load of limestone. After discharging that cargo, it moved over to Midwest Energy Resources in Superior to load coal for Nanticoke. The John G. Munson arrived early Thursday morning with limestone and should have left earlier this morning with taconite for Gary. Above, the Canadian Olympic comes into port last December.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-17-2006