Canadian Progress comes in for coal

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After waiting at anchor off the Duluth piers, the Canadian Progress came in on Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 (pictured) to load coal for Ontario Power Generation. It still had to wait for the Indiana Harbor to complete loading coal, and the Indiana Harbor had been waiting on the Canadian Transport. That group should be finished by now; the Progress was expected to be done and on its way by 5 this morning. The Algosoo was expected late last night and it should finish loading coal mid morning today. No other boats are expected today for coal. Photo taken on July 07, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-08-2009

Canadian Progress here for iron ore pellets

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The Canadian Progress arrived on Monday afternoon at 5:00. It almost always loads coal for Nanticoke when in town, but it is expected to depart the port this morning with a cargo of iron ore pellets. The Canadian flagged Algosoo will also be here today to load pellets. Both cargos will be loaded at the CN dock in West Duluth. Coal is still big and the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock, just across the St. Louis River from the CN Dock, will be busy all day finishing up the American Century and then loading the Paul R. Tregurtha, both thousand footers, each loading about 64,000 tons for Detroit Edison power plants. Photo taken on June 23, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-24-2009

Canadian Progress comes in from anchor

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The Canadian Progress arrived yesterday but dropped anchor off the Superior piers to wait for the berth at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior to clear. That happened when the American Mariner departed Tuesday evening. The Canadian Progress probably came in later last night and likely departed earlier this morning. The American Mariner took its coal to Milwaukee; the Progress will go to its usual destination, Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Above, it is entering the Duluth harbor in June, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-16-2008

Canadian Progress backdrop for wedding

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On Sunday, the Canadian Progress appeared off the Duluth piers in time for the wedding of Brandon and Jessie Pritchard in the Rose Garden. Jessie is from White Bear Lake. Her new husband will soon be returning to Groton, Connecticut where he serves on the USS Hawaii, the Navy’s newest attack submarine. Undoubtedly, crews on the two ships at anchor, the Vancouverborg and the Grigoriy Aleksandrov, watched the festivities. It appears that folks on the Vista King, moving toward the Canadian Progress, may not have known about the wedding. Anyone in the Rose Garden on Sunday might also have seen the Adam E. Cornelius, the American Spirit, the Tuscarora, the John J. Boland, the Isadora, and the Inviken pass by. It was a busy day all around. Photo taken on September 23, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-24-2007

Canadian Progress to load coal

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The Canadian Progress (now Algoma Progress) arrived in port last night, making its 2nd trip of the year. It was first here on April 9th. Both trips found the boat loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. That is the usual loading dock for the Canadian Progress, and like all the trips it makes to the Twin Ports, it will carry the cargo to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. The Canadian Progress has a 250 foot self unloading boom to discharge its cargo. When under way, the boom sits on the deck of the boat as above on a trip here in 2004. When loading coal here, the boom is swung out over the river (St. Louis) so it is out of the way as the coal loader moves up and down the deck pouring coal into the boat’s cargo holds.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/18/2007

Canadian Progress comes for coal

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The Canadian Progress will be here to load about 30,000 tons of low sulfur coal brought in by train from Wyoming and Montana. It is a regular visitor to the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock, coming here 4 times already this year. It was here 12 times last season. On each trip, the Canadian Progress takes the coal to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Photo taken June 15, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-15-2006

Canadian Progress for coal

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The Canadian Progress (now Algoma Progress) will be here today for the 2nd time this year. Like the first trip in late March, they will be loading about 30,000 tons of low sulfur coal brought in by train from Wyoming and Montana. The Progress was here 12 times last year, loading the same cargo. They will carry the coal to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. The Canadian Progress was built in 1968. The name comes from the Canadian 1967 centennial year motto, “A Century of Progress”. There will be a lot of activity at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior, and the Progress, as several others, may find itself waiting its turn while at anchor off the Duluth piers.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/26/2006