Ryerson moves to a new home in Duluth

The Edward L. Ryerson was moved this morning from her berth at Fraser Shipyards by two Heritage Marine tugs, the Nels J. on her stern and the Helen H. on the bow. Below, they are moving under the Blatnik Bridge and out of Howard’s Pocket. At the far right is the John J. Boland, still residing at the shipyard. Above and below, the Helen H. is handling the … [Read more...]

News notes for January, 2011 …

… as of Wednesday, January 17, 2011 Winter layup in Duluth The Adam E. Cornelius, American Victory and Edward L. Ryerson have been in port for an extended layup. The H. Lee White arrived in port for winter layup on January 4th, 2011. The American Spirit arrived here for layup on January 12, 2011 and the Roger Blough arrived on January 14th. Both the American Century and … [Read more...]

Ryerson arrives Twin Ports for layup

On Monday, the list of boats in the harbor for layup added one and then lost another. The Edward L. Ryerson came in for layup (above) just before noon on Monday. This reflects the bad economy especially within the steel industry. The Edgar B. Speer came into port on April 27th and has been at the Hallett # 5 dock for temporary layup including bow thruster repairs. It moved over to the BN dock to … [Read more...]

Ryerson arrives for layup

The Edward L. Ryerson arrived in Duluth at 11:30 am on May 18th, 2009 (above). She will be going to Fraser Shipyards later today. They are waiting at the CN dock in West Duluth (1:32 Monday afternoon)  until the St. Clair can be moved at Fraser, allow the Ryerson to make her berth. That is expected to happen later this afternoon. … [Read more...]

Ryerson departs with iron ore pellets

Above, the Edward L. Ryerson departed Duluth late morning with iron ore pellets. Below, earlier in the morning, the James R. Barker eased under the Lift Bridge on her way to Marquette, Michigan with a cargo of coal for WE-Energies. She has about 58,000 tons with her. … [Read more...]

Edward L. Ryerson here for 2nd trip

The salt water vessel Persenk arrived and dropped anchor off the Duluth piers on Monday. The Maltese flagged ship was expected to come into port last night to load grain at CHS in Superior. This is only the third trip this ship has made to the Twin Ports since 1996. It was here once in 2003 and again in 2006. Earlier in the day, the Edward L. Ryerson came under the Lift Bridge (above) to load iron … [Read more...]

Edward L. Ryerson may leave today

Sometime this morning, 3 salt water ships will be through the Soo Locks and on their way to the Twin Ports. They will all arrive on Sunday, just about the same time in April that the first saltie has arrived for the last several years. Last year, the Gadwall started us off, arriving on April 10th, but the next, and last one of the month, the Rebecca, didn’t get here until the 29th. In 2007, the … [Read more...]

Edward L. Ryerson at last winter’s layup

The Edward L. Ryerson is usually greeted with great joy when it comes to Duluth Superior since many consider it the prettiest boat in the US fleet. It is expected here sometime today, but most are not very happy about it. It had an extended layup between 1998 and 2006 for lack of work and today it is coming in for an early winter layup, the first of the season for the Twin Ports. An early layup is … [Read more...]

Edward L. Ryerson arrives Superior

The Edward L. Ryerson was expected in port very early this morning. Many consider her the prettiest boat on the Great Lakes. This will be the 24th visit this season for the Ryerson and on each trip, it has loaded iron ore pellets at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe ore dock just inside the Superior entry. For 19 of the visits here, it has come in the Superior entry, as it is doing in the picture … [Read more...]

Ryerson unusually arriving Duluth

The Edward L. Ryerson will be coming into port by way of the Superior entry to pick up a load of iron ore pellets at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) dock, just inside the entry. This will be the Ryerson's 16th trip to the Twin Ports this season. Ten times it came in Superior and 5 times, it entered under the Lift Bridge. Above, it is entering the Duluth ship canal in November, 2006. It … [Read more...]

Edward L. Ryerson comes in Duluth entry!

Bad news for the owners of the Edward L. Ryerson can sometimes be good news for boat watchers at the Duluth Ship Canal. The Ryerson made an unexpected stop in the Twin Ports on Saturday afternoon to get some minor repairs at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. It came under the Lift Bridge with one of the loudest whistles I have ever heard down there. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for … [Read more...]