Built in West Germany in 1959, Cedarglen is still going strong

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The Cedarglen was built in 1959 in West Germany as the Ems Ore. She was built to carry iron ore from Venezuela to Europe. She was purchased by a Canadian company in 1976 to carry iron ore from Labrador to Hamilton, Ontario. The Patterson shipping company in Thunder Bay bought her in 1988. She carried grain and iron ore for them before the Patterson fleet was sold off in 2002 and she became the Cedarglen. She was an occasional visitor to the Twin Ports until 2011 when she made about 10 trips here a year for two years before going back to being an occasional visitor. This trip is her first visit here since August, 2014. She is loading grain at CHS in Superior. She has carried grain, coal and iron ore pellets from many docks, although I think this is her first grain cargo loaded here (today being September 24, 2016) since August, 2010.

Cedarglen makes some noise

Listen to the Cedarglen blow her whistle on July 19, 2014
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The Cedarglen came into port on Saturday, July 19, 2014 and blew her whistle to the delight of all but two visitors, seen above. After that she went over to the CN dock to load sinter, which is, according to Wikipedia, “Sinter plants agglomerate iron ore fines (dust) with other fine materials at high temperature, to create a product that can be used in a blast furnace. The final product, a sinter, is a small, irregular nodule of iron mixed with small amounts of other minerals. The process, called sintering, causes the constituent materials to fuse to make a single porous mass with little change in the chemical properties of the ingredients. The purpose of sinter are to be used converting iron into steel.”
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This was the Cedarglen’s first trip to the Twin Ports. She was here 10 times last year and she made 11 trips in 2011.
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Cedarglen cheered by Duluth boatwatchers

The Cedarglen, built in West Germany in 1959 as an ocean going ore carrier, arrived in Duluth on August 18, 2011 to load iron ore pellets. Being a sunny day in August, there were a lot of people at the Duluth ship canal to greet her (above).

Cedarglen bound for CN dock

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The Cedarglen came into port last night around 6:30 (above). It then went up the Duluth harbor and turned under the Blatnik Bridge, moving up the St. Louis River to the CN dock in West Duluth where it will load taconite, possibly departing early this morning. The Mesabi Miner is due sometime this morning. It will have to wait for the Paul R. Tregurtha to finish loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources. The Tregurtha waited a good part of Tuesday for the Algowood to complete. It is a good year for coal. Photo taken on June 19, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-20-2007

Cedarglen departing Duluth harbor

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The Cedarglen will be here today to load taconite. It was built in West Germany in 1959 as an ocean going ore carrier and often carried ore between Venezuela and Europe. In 1976, it was purchased by a Canadian firm to carry iron ore between Labrador and Hamilton, Ontario. Now owned by Canada Steamship Lines, it visits the Twin Ports a couple times a year. Today is the first trip this season. Last year, it loaded taconite on both trips, the years before it was usually grain. Photo taken June 16, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-19-2007

Cedarglen German built

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The Cedarglen was built in West Germany in 1959 as an ocean going ore carrier. It often carried ore between Venezuela and Europe. In 1976, it was purchased by a Canadian firm to carry iron ore between Labrador and Hamilton, Ontario. It usually carries grain cargos now. Photo taken June 16, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-15-2005

Cedarglen built in Germany

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The Cedarglen was built in West Germany in 1959 as an ocean going ore carrier. It often carried ore between Venezuela and Europe. In 1976, it was purchased by a Canadian firm to carry iron ore between Labrador and Hamilton, Ontario. She usually carries grain cargos now. Photo taken June 16, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-22-2004