Michipicoten arriving Duluth

The Canadian flagged Michipicoten will be here to load taconite at the Burlington Northern Dock in Superior. Normally, that would mean the boat would be coming in the Superior entry, but the Michipicoten will be getting fuel at the Murphy Fuel Dock at the Port Terminal, so it will come in the Duluth entry, although that will probably be in the very early morning. It is the 5th … [Read more...]

Michipicoten loading taconite

The Michipicoten should be here today loading taconite. Around here, this boat is known better by its former name, the Elton Hoyt 2nd. It was named for a man who developed the company town of Hoyt Lakes on the Iron Range and connected it by rail with a new taconite plant on Lake Superior at Taconite Harbor. After three years sitting idle at Fraser Shipyard, it was sold to Lower … [Read more...]

Michipicoten approaching Duluth

The Canadian flagged Michipicoten will be here to take on fuel in Duluth and then move over to the Burlington Northern Dock in Superior to load taconite. It is the 3rd visit to the Twin Ports for the boat this year. It is the former US flagged Elton Hoyt 2nd. As the Hoyt, it sat idle in Superior from 2000 until 2003 when it was purchased by Lower Lakes Towing, renamed and … [Read more...]

Michipicoten here for taconite

The Michipicoten will be here today to load taconite at the DM&IR Dock in West Duluth. It is the former US flagged Elton Hoyt 2nd. As the Hoyt, it sat idle in Superior from 2000 until April, 2003 when it was purchased by Lower Lakes Towing, reflagged Canadian and renamed the Michipicoten. This is the boat's 8th trip here this season. As today, it loaded taconite on the … [Read more...]

Michipicoten has new life

The Canadian flagged Michipicoten will be here to take on fuel in Duluth and then move over to the Burlington Northern Dock in Superior to load taconite. It is the 7th visit to the Twin Ports for the boat this year. It is the former US flagged Elton Hoyt 2nd. As the Hoyt, it sat idle in Superior from 2000 until last year when it was purchased by Lower Lakes Towing, renamed and … [Read more...]