Friday night, let’s have a party

The salt water vessel Eider (the green one) came into port on June 16th to discharge a lot of pipe at the Port Terminal. Eleven days later (June 26, 2015), they are still here. Maybe they decided to test out Duluth night life and invite a few new friends over. The Great Republic (in the middle) and the James R. Barker (in back) arrived on time, but it appears the Barker had to leave early; must be another party in Superior.

Great Republic stops in Duluth


The Great Republic here with limestone

Click below to listen to her whistle as she left under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Thursday, November 10, 2011. More on the Great Republic here.

Great Republic comes home to Duluth

The Great Republic came into port today (October 26, 2011) with limestone to discharge at the CN dock and then to load iron ore pellets. Listen here to her arrival this morning. Listen here to her whistle as she arrived today (October 26, 2011)

American Republic arrives Twin Ports

The American Republic (seen above entering the Duluth harbor in July) loaded coal in Toledo and is expected here today to discharge that cargo at the Reiss Dock before moving over to Midwest Energy to load coal for Silver Bay. From there it will take iron ore pellets to Cleveland, some of which will be dropped at the Cleveland Bulk Terminal. It will then go up the river with the remaining pellets and discharge them at Mittal Steel. Mittal needs a certain amount of pellets that are higher quality and are only dropped once. The pellets discharged at the Bulk Terminal are dropped there and will be picked up later and taken to Mittal where they will be dropped a second time. Only a smaller boat like the Republic can load pellets in Silver Bay and go to Cleveland and then up the river to Mittal where they will drop those pellets for only the first time. The larger boats cannot navigate in the river. Photo taken on July 06, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-06-2008