3 arrivals on November 7, 2014

The Philip R. Clarke, James R. Barker and CSL Niagara came into port under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Friday afternoon, November 7, 2014.

CSL Niagara departs Duluth as season-end nears

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By the end of the day, the last Canadian flagged vessel of the year, the Michipicoten, is expected to depart the port. That of course does not count the Frontenac. It is spending the winter at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. The Canadian flagged CSL Niagara departed the port with taconite on Saturday morning (above). The Roger Blough and the Lee A. Tregurtha were expected to arrive last night, both for winter lay up. The American Mariner should be arriving today for lay up. Photo taken on January 12, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-13-2008

CSL Niagara leaves downtown behind

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With downtown Duluth behind it, the CSL Niagara came into port on Wednesday morning (above) to load taconite. The Canadian flagged vessel departed early Wednesday evening with Christmas lights still on. Five boats are expected in port today to load coal. They won’t all get to the dock today so some of them will have to enjoy a two day visit to Duluth Superior in early January. There will be no new arrivals for coal on Friday but 4 vessels will be here to load taconite at the CN dock in West Duluth. Photo taken on January 02,2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-03-2008

CSL Niagara passes South Pier Light

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The Canadian flagged CSL Niagara, seen above entering the Duluth ship canal on January 9th, 2005, is expected to arrive late this evening, perhaps just before midnight. Last year, when the boat was here in late December, it was elaborately decorated for Christmas. It may light up the harbor just in time for the New Year! Even if there are no Christmas lights on the boat, it is bright red. This is the 5th trip the boat has made to the Twin Ports this season. That’s about average over the last 5 years.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-31-2007

CSL Niagara under Aerial Lift Bridge

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The CSL Niagara and the CSL Laurentien will both be here today to load taconite at the CN dock. They don’t come here very often but for some reason, they seem to show up when it is cold. Last season, both were here a total of 10 times. Five of those trips were in December and January. This year, the CSL Laurentien appeared here on March 23, coming down from Thunder Bay to get an early start on the season. It was the first boat to arrive that hadn’t spent the winter in the port. It is very unusual for a Canadian boat to be here that early since the Soo Locks would not be open that early. They have been here this season only 6 times. They almost always load taconite or coal when here. Above, the CSL Niagara comes under the Lift Bridge in January, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-27-2006

CSL Niagara enters for coal

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The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. is expected here today to lay-up for the winter. It is the second boat in for the winter. A total of 11 boats should be here for the winter when the James R. Barker comes in from Taconite Harbor around the 15th of January. Above, the CSL Niagara came under the Lift Bridge yesterday afternoon to load coal.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-10-2006

CSL Niagara passes North Pier Light

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The CSL Niagara is making only its third trip here this season. Last year, it was here 8 times. The vessel was built using the engine room of the former J. W. McGiffin connected to an entirely new hull. It will load about 33,000 tons of coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Photo taken on July 29, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-28-2005

CSL Niagara here for taconite

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The CSL Niagara is made up of the engine room of the former J. W. McGiffin connected to an entirely new hull. This is her 5th visit here this season. Each time, she has loaded taconite for Canadian ports on the lower lakes. Photo taken July 29, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-01-2004