Capt. Henry Jackman here with salt

The Capt. Henry Jackman came into port last night (July 9. 2014) at 10:41 with salt to discharge at the North American Salt Company in Duluth (above). She then loaded iron ore pellets at BN in Superior. This was her 5th trip here this season; she was here only twice last year and once in 2012. She usually loads iron ore pellets when she is here and as today, sometimes brings … [Read more...]

Nick gets two, three times, in Two Harbors

Nick Stenstrup took the three pictures below, the first this past December and the two below that last July. He tells us what he saw below. On December 22, 2012, the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. loaded iron ore pellets at the CN conveyor dock in Two Harbors while the John J. Boland waited on the other side. I took this picture and the two below … [Read more...]

Capt. Henry Jackman here for coal

The Capt. Henry Jackman came into port Wednesday morning at 7:00 to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources. It took the place of the departing Paul R. Tregurtha, finally returning to service after a week of repairs here caused by ice damage. The Tregurtha departed at 7:40 Wednesday morning. The Jackman departed at 2:25 in the afternoon (above). It was built in 1981 for a company … [Read more...]

Capt. Henry Jackman departs Duluth

The Capt. Henry Jackman will be here today for only the 9th time since 1996. It will load taconite pellets for Quebec City at the CN Dock in West Duluth. It was built in 1981 for a company owned by Cargill and Hanna Mining so the Jackman started life carrying both iron ore and grain. In fact, on the maiden voyage, it carried a record amount of wheat and on the return trip … [Read more...]

Capt. Henry Jackman docked

It is a busy day today. Four boats are loading coal, and four are here to load taconite. The CSL Tadoussac arrived to discharge salt and will depart with taconite. The Alpena is bringing in cement and the Kwintebank will be here with lumber. It is odd that with all that activity not one boat is here to load grain. The Capt. Henry Jackman (above) was here earlier this week for … [Read more...]