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

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 … [Read more...]

Cedarglen makes some noise

Listen to the Cedarglen blow her whistle on July 19, 2014 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 … [Read more...]

Cedarglen cheered by Duluth boatwatchers

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Please upgrade your browser to see the video. 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). … [Read more...]

Cedarglen bound for CN dock

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 … [Read more...]

Cedarglen departing Duluth harbor

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 … [Read more...]