Federal Manitou gets tug escort on entry

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The blizzard, and particularly the high winds, has not been kind to the boats that were here for serious work or intending to be here. The line up yesterday for Midwest Energy extended out into Lake Superior. The John B. Aird dropped anchor yesterday close to Two Harbors. The Kaye E. Barker was at the Port Terminal and the American Integrity was farther out in the lake. The Federal Manitou was delayed at Port Huron yesterday but was expected to clear the Soo Locks last night. That should put the ship at the Twin Ports this evening. It will load spring wheat at CHS for a port in Africa. Photo taken August 28, 2005. [In 2011, Federal Manitou was renamed Lake Ontario]
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-15-2008

Federal Manitou

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The Federal Manitou should be coming under the Lift Bridge around 6 am. It probably arrived some hours earlier and waited at anchor for the sun to come up. It will be loading wheat for Algeria. In a troubled world, international crews must learn to work together. The Federal Manitou has crew members from Estonia, China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Russia and Latvia. The Federal Manitou is a new ship, built in 2004. This is only the second trip here: it first arrived in the Twin Ports in August last year (above). Of note is the visit of the Lee A. Tregurtha to Two Harbors. This former steam power boat was just repowered with a new diesel engine and is making its first visit since that conversion to this end of Lake Superior. It has been back in service since September 29.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-26-2006

Federal Manitou

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Captain Yogendram Yogaraj brought his almost new Federal Manitou into port on Sunday evening. His family is back in Sri Lanka. He was kind enough to share this picture of them above. From the left, his 14 year old daughter Yashi, his wife Thilopathy, their 2 1/2 year old son Yashan, and their 10 year old daughter Arthi. They live in Colombo.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-30-2005