Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort

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The self-unloading barge Great Lakes Trader will be here today to load its usual cargo, taconite. It is the vessel’s 3rd trip here this season. It was here 5 times last year. The tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort, with an elevated pilot house, connects to the barge and provides the power to the vessel. The combination is usually referred to as the Great Lakes Trader. Above, it is departing Duluth in December last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-19-2006

Great Lakes Trader with Joyce

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The self-unloading barge Great Lakes Trader will be here today to load taconite. The tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort, with an elevated pilot house, connects to the barge and provides the power to the vessel. It was here 8 times last year; this is its 4th trip here this season. As usual, it will be loading taconite. The combination is usually referred to as the Great Lakes Trader. Above, it is entering the Duluth ship canal earlier this month.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-27-2005

Great Lakes Trader & Joyce L. Van Enkevort

greatlakestrader201109-124The self-unloading barge Great Lakes Trader is here to load taconite. The tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort, with an elevated pilot house, connects to the barge and provides the power to the vessel. It was here 22 times last year (2003).
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/27/2004