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Earl W. Oglebay in Silver Bay

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The Earl W. Oglebay should be here today to load sinter at the CN dock in West Duluth. Last August, the ship was sold by Oglebay Norton to Wisconsin and Michigan Steamship Company in Lakewood, Ohio. Most of the other boats that Oglebay Norton sold received a new name immediately. A note on the web says that the Oglebay part of this boat’s name was painted over last winter. If nothing else was added, it may be sailing in here as the Earl W. or at least the paint job may say that. Above, the Earl W. Oglebay is at the dock in Silver Bay the day after Christmas in 2002. The picture was taken from the deck of the Oglebay Norton, now called the American Integrity. It is departing Silver Bay after discharging coal it brought up the day before and returning to Duluth to load more coal. Photo taken on December 25, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-30-2007

Earl W. Oglebay delayed in Duluth

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The Earl W. Oglebay was set to depart its winter berth at Fraser Shipyard today, leaving only the Reserve and the American Mariner still in port from the winter layup. It was going to go to Silver Bay to load taconite, but two thousand footers got on the Silver Bay schedule, pushing the 630 foot boat off the list, or at least down. The Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, the 60 year old cutter, is still breaking thick ice on each side of the Soo Locks in Whitefish Bay and in the St. Mary’s River. Some folks at that end of the Lake are blaming our end of the lake for all their ice. Instead of east winds bringing the ice to us, west winds have sent ice eastward to the Soo, although we didn’t have much ice to send. The crew aboard the Mackinaw are not complaining. The ship will be decommissioned in June and turning the ice breaking duties over to a brand new Mackinaw. They were afraid they would not get any ice breaking in before the ship becomes a museum. While we will not see the old Mackinaw again, we can be proud that we sent them enough ice to give the Mighty Mac one last shot before it retires.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/1/2006

Earl W. Oglebay in Twin Ports harbor

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The Earl W. Oglebay, at 630 feet long, is usually found taking taconite up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Today, it will be in Duluth with limestone loaded at Port Dolomite, Michigan. After discharging that cargo, it will go to Silver Bay to load taconite for the Cleveland Bulk Terminal, and then up the Cuyahoga River for 6 miles to the ISG steel plant. Photo taken November 29, 2003.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-17-2005

Earl W. Oglebay to discharge limestone

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The Earl W. Oglebay, at 630 feet long, is usually found taking taconite up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Today, it will be in Duluth with a load of limestone. After discharging that cargo, it will go to Silver Bay to load taconite.
Photo taken November 29, 2003.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-04-2005