Gott getting turned in Duluth harbor

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I made an assumption yesterday that so far will be wrong. I said that since the James R. Barker will be spending the winter at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock, it would be the last boat to arrive for winter lay up. That is the way it has usually gone. However, the Canadian Enterprise still wants coal and is now scheduled to arrive in port to load that coal on Sunday, while the Barker is due back on Thursday. Selling coal trumps spending the winter resting, so the Barker will likely find a spot to wait at the Port Terminal for the Enterprise to finish before moving over to Midwest. The Enterprise will then pick up the award as both the last arrival and departure of the season. One more assumption based on past experience. The Barker will be the first boat to load coal at Midwest Energy in March when the new season opens. No traffic here today but Two Harbors is hosting Edwin (H. Gott) and Edgar (B. Speer), both loading iron ore pellets. Above the Gott is seen entering the harbor on September 10, 2007.
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Edwin H. Gott arrives Duluth

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The Edwin H. Gott came into port Wednesday morning. The Canadian Transport, the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. and the Herbert C. Jackson came in or were expected in last night. There are no arrivals set for today but all four of those boats, plus the research vessel Blue Heron, will be departing today. The Gott is loading iron ore pellets, as it usually does and is part of a year-to-date 9.8% increase in Great Lakes iron ore shipments from last year. It is seen above entering the Duluth harbor last September. Photo taken on September 10, 2007
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-23-2008

Gott making the turn in Duluth harbor

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No coal will be loaded into boats in the Twin Ports today nor any grain. No wind turbines will be discharged either. No Canadian boats will be in either Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors or Silver Bay. That leaves US flagged boats loading iron ore pellets. And they will be doing that in each of those ports today. Duluth gets the Edwin H. Gott. It left Two Harbors last Sunday with iron ore pellets for Gary. It will be back for more pellets for Gary today, this time loading from the CN dock in West Duluth. Above, the Edwin H. Gott turns into the Duluth harbor after coming under the Lift Bridge in September, last year. Photo taken on September 10, 2007
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Edwin H. Gott got the blues

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The Edwin H. Gott arrived under the Lift Bridge as Mike Zito was on stage leaning into his guitar at the Bayfront Blues Festival on Sunday afternoon. The Gott came in for some blues and some gas before loading up on iron ore pellets at the BNSF dock in Superior. Those will go to steel mills in Toledo. Photo taken on August 10,2008
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Edwin H. Gott making turn in harbor

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Duluth sent and will receive the last two boats to go through the Soo Locks in each direction this year before they closed for the winter. The Michipicoten departed here with taconite at 1:40 Monday afternoon. It arrived at the Soo Locks and went through at 11:10 Tuesday night. In the other direction, the Edwin H. Gott, seen above entering the Duluth harbor in September last year, cleared the locks Tuesday evening and was expected here very early this morning. Earlier in the week, the John G. Munson loaded iron ore in Marquette for Algoma Steel on this side of the locks. It was expected to depart there for Duluth and winter lay up early Wednesday morning. Photo taken on September 10, 2007
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Gott got into port yesterday

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The American Mariner is expected to be here today to load taconite at the CN dock in West Duluth. That cargo will go to the Mittal Steel plant in Indiana Harbor. Yesterday, the salt water ship Utviken was loading taconite at the BN dock in Superior for Mittal Steel in Algeria. Last week, the American Mariner was here to load taconite at the BN dock in Superior for Zug Island, near Detroit. Today will be the 15th trip the American Mariner has made here this year. Last year, it was here 33 times. Above, the Edwin H. Gott came into port on Monday morning. Photo taken on September 10, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-11-2007

Edwin H. Gott at last winter’s layup

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After discharging taconite in Gary, the Edwin H. Gott should be here this morning to load taconite for Nanticoke. This is only the Gott’s 7th trip to the Twin Ports this season; last year, it was here 11 times to load cargo. It uses the Two Harbors dock more often when it is on Lake Superior loading taconite for lower lakes ports. However, as this past winter (above), the 1,000-footer often spends the winter layup in Duluth.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-10-2007

Edwin H. Gott at winter layup

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The Edwin H. Gott is expected here this morning to load taconite at the CN dock in West Duluth for Nanticoke, Ontario. Although it spent the winter in Duluth at the Port Terminal (above), until today the Gott has only been back two other times this season. Most of the time, the Gott has been loading taconite at Two Harbors for Gary, Indiana with some trips, as today, taking taconite to Nanticoke. The Gott is the most powerful boat on the Great Lakes, generating 19,500 hp with two diesel engines. Built in 1979 at Sturgeon Bay, it was named for the president of the United States Steel Company from 1967 to 1969. Photo taken January 14, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-10-2007

Edwin H. Gott entering Duluth ship canal

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The Edwin H. Gott is expected here this afternoon to load taconite at the CN dock in West Duluth. This is only the 2nd time we have seen it this year in the Twin Ports. Usually it loads taconite at the CN dock in Two Harbors and takes it down to Gary. Above, it is entering the Duluth ship canal in November, last year. The Great Lakes Maritime Academy’s training ship, the State of Michigan, should have arrived earlier this morning. It left it’s home port of Traverse City, Michigan on May 12 for a two week training cruise with stops in Cleveland, Port Huron, and Duluth. While here, it will be docked at the DECC and will be open for public tours this afternoon.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-21-2007

Gott gets Garfield berth

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The Edwin H. Gott came under the Lift Bridge on Sunday morning at 2:25. Later that morning, crew members had secured the boat at Garfield berth C (above) for winter lay up. The Stewart J. Cort came in at 6:54 Sunday morning and is now secured at Port Terminal berth 7. The next boat to arrive in the Twin Ports will be the Mesabi Miner, coming back on Tuesday from discharging a load of coal at Marquette. The Miner may take one more load before returning to spend the winter at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-15-2007

Edwin H. Gott here for winter layup

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The Edwin H. Gott was expected here earlier this morning. This is the 13th time it has arrived in the Twin Ports this season. It will stay here, in layup, until sometime in late March or early April when it will again go out to carry taconite pellets from Lake Superior ports to a variety of steel making facilities on the lower lakes. It is coming here after discharging a cargo of taconite in Gary that it loaded in Two Harbors. The Stewart J. Cort was expected in for winter layup late last night.
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Edwin H. Gott with Duluth backdrop

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You never can be sure where you are going on a Great Lakes freighter. The Edwin H. Gott was expected to load taconite at Two Harbors for Gary on Thursday. Instead, it will be here today to get fuel first and then load taconite at Burlington Northern for Detroit. Assuming it does get here and do that, it will be the 10th trip to the Twin Ports this season. It was last here in late August. It was here 21 times last season. The Gott is the most powerful boat on the Great Lakes, generating 19,500 hp with two diesel engines. Built in 1979 at Sturgeon Bay, it was named for the president of the United States Steel Company from 1967 to 1969. Photo taken January 15, 2006.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-19-2006

Edwin H. Gott makes the turn

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The Edwin H. Gott will be here today to load taconite pellets for Gary, Indiana. They just completed a run with taconite pellets from Two Harbors to Gary. This will only be the Gott’s 5th trip to the Twin Ports this season, it made 20 trips last year. The Gott is the most powerful boat on the Great Lakes, generating 19,500 hp with two diesel engines. Built in 1979 at Sturgeon Bay, it was named for the president of the United States Steel Company from 1967 to 1969.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-07-2006

Gott getting lined up with bridge

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The Edwin H. Gott arrived here on Friday to get fuel and then load taconite for Nanticoke, Ontario. When the Gott was first built in 1978, it had a short shuttle boom that could only reach about 52 feet beyond the side of the boat. When visiting the port in Nanticoke to discharge cargo, it had to first discharge the cargo into a smaller, Canadian vessel which then discharged the cargo into shoreside equipment. In 1995, the Gott received what still is the Great Lakes longest self-unloading boom. It is 280 feet long. Most are only 250 feet long, but both considerably longer than the Gott’s first boom. The Gott spent the winter layup here but this is only its 3rd trip back this season. It was named for the President of the United States Steel Company from 1967 to 1969. Photo taken August 22, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-13-2006

Edwin H. Gott in Twin Ports harbor

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The Edwin H. Gott came into port yesterday afternoon (above), ending its season on the Great Lakes with its 21st visit to the Twin Ports. Like the other 10 boats that will be here for the winter, the Gott should be here until the middle of March or early April when the next shipping season will start up. There is only one more boat scheduled to arrive this season: on Tuesday the James R. Barker is finally coming to Duluth to stay (for the winter) after two quick coal trips on Lake Superior.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-16-2006