American Courage here with limestone

The American Courage came under the Lift Bridge late Thursday afternoon (above) with a cargo of limestone. It is the first visit since September 9 last year. It usually makes 3 or 4 trips a season, spending most of its time in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. It is one of about four Great Lakes freighters that load taconite brought down by bigger boats that cannot operate in … [Read more...]

American Courage arrives Twin Ports

The American Courage came into port on Friday evening (above) with a cargo of limestone loaded at Calcite, Michigan. After discharging the stone, the boat will move up to Silver Bay today to take on a cargo of taconite that it will take down to the Cleveland Bulk Terminal at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. After discharging some of the cargo there, it will go up the River to … [Read more...]

American Courage was Fred R. White, Jr.

The American Courage will be here today to discharge a cargo of limestone it picked up in Calcite, Michigan. Formerly called the Fred R. White, it usually gets up to Duluth 2 or 3 times a year. This will be the second trip this year; it was also here in August. It is one of several 'river boats' built especially to carry taconite pellets up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland to … [Read more...]

Fred R. White Jr.

The Fred R. White is one of several 'river boats' we don't see very often. They normally load taconite pellets brought down from Lake Superior by larger boats and discharged at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. The big boats cannot negotiate the narrow curves of the river so smaller river boats such as the White load the pellets and take them to steel mills up the … [Read more...]

Fred R. White Jr. visits Duluth

The Fred R. White is one of several 'river boats' that don't visit the Twin Ports very often. They normally work on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, loading taconite pellets brought down from Lake Superior by larger boats. These boats, often one of the 13 thousand footers on the Great Lakes, cannot negotiate the narrow curves of the river. Instead, they discharge taconite at … [Read more...]