Nice night for a boat ride

Above, the now privately owned and operated Sundew eases past the current US Coast Guard cutter Alder at her dock on Park Point on Monday evening, August 14, 2017. Below, the tug Clyde S. VanEnkevort was pushing the barge Erie Trader through the Duluth harbor. Formerly the Lakes Contender, they are here to load iron ore pellets at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) dock … [Read more...]

Callaway in before fireworks

The Cason J. Callaway arrived Duluth shortly before the Aerial Bridge closed down for the fireworks, around 4:30 on July 4th. (The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. followed her in about an hour later.) The Callaway brought a cargo of limestone to discharge here before leaving for Two Harbors to load iron ore pellets. This was only her 4th trip to the Twin Ports this season; she was here … [Read more...]

Cason J. Callaway departs Duluth

With the first lakers departing Duluth from their layup here and the first lakers that wintered elsewhere arriving, it is time to wait for the first Salt water ship to arrive. Go here to see past posts of the first salty arriving Duluth After spending winter layup in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the Cason J. Callaway left there on March 23 heading for the Soo Locks and the long … [Read more...]

Clay and limestone in; coal and iron ore pellets out

Above, after arriving Duluth under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 8:45 this morning (June 02, 2016), the Paul R. Tregurtha stopped by the Calumet Fuel dock for fuel before going to Midwest Energy Resources to load 66,000 tons of coal for Detroit Edison. In front of her, the Trudy is still discharging a cargo of clay at the Port Terminal. Just below, the Cason J. Callaway … [Read more...]

Callaway under the Bridge

The Cason J. Callaway departed Duluth on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, April 11, 2015, at 2:45 with iron ore pellets loaded at the CN dock in West Duluth. … [Read more...]

Third day of spring in Duluth …

… March 22, 2014. The Cason J. Callaway departs Duluth. Seems like only yesterday. … [Read more...]

Convoy here, three at a time

Above, the Hon James L. Oberstar came in at 12:20, April 30, 2014. Right behind her was the Cason J. Callaway, and then the Thunder Bay … [Read more...]

Join the Callaway as she opens the 2014 season

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Callaway, first departure for 2014

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Callaway getting ready to depart

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Water and Ice

We are still looking for all ice at this end of the Lake. Below, top to bottom, the Cason J. Callaway, the Presque Isle and the St. Clair seem happy enough. … [Read more...]