… for Detroit Edison late Saturday afternoon, January 2, 2010. She will load about 58,000 tons of low sulfur coal and should depart the Twin Ports sometime Sunday morning. The James R. Barker is expected back here on Thursday to load another cargo of coal for Detroit Edison. … [Read more...] about The James R. Barker came in for coal …
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on Saturday morning, November 21, 2009. The John J. Boland, loaded with limestone, was behind her but turned off to wait at the anchorage. Go here, James R. Barker for more info, including video. … [Read more...] about The James R. Barker came into port for coal ….
The James R. Barker added to a pleasant summer evening in Duluth as she came into port just after 8 pm on Monday, July 27, 2009. … [Read more...] about James R. Barker and the Rose Garden in Duluth
The James R. Barker arrived under the Lift Bridge on Monday evening (pictured) to load coal to take to Taconite Harbor. It left with 58,000 tons of coal late Tuesday morning and arrived in Taconite Harbor late Tuesday afternoon. It will return here early Thursday to load another 58,000 tons of coal, this time taking it to Marquette. Then on Sunday, it will be back after servicing the needs of two Lake Superior ports to load coal for Detroit … [Read more...] about Barker & Bridge, a familiar sight
Thursday morning on June 4, 2009: there are two boats in the harbor waiting to load coal (American Century and the Canadian Progress) and outside the Duluth piers, the Algosoo (left) and the James R. Barker (right) also wait to load coal. … [Read more...] about In line at anchor
Scott Briggs brought the James R. Barker in on Saturday afternoon (above) after sitting at anchor off Park Point waiting to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources. That explains the angle of the boat as he was turning into the channel from the anchorage as opposed to coming straight in from the lake. His position in the picture appears to be and was to the left side of the North Pier Light because he was accounting for a stiff 35 knot wind from … [Read more...] about James R. comes in from anchor
Above, the Edward L. Ryerson departed Duluth late morning with iron ore pellets. Below, earlier in the morning, the James R. Barker eased under the Lift Bridge on her way to Marquette, Michigan with a cargo of coal for WE-Energies. She has about 58,000 tons with her. … [Read more...] about Ryerson departs with iron ore pellets
This week, we have had about one thousand foot laker a day. On Tuesday, the Paul R. Tregurtha left with coal and the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. loaded coal and left late that night. Wednesday, the James R. Barker arrived mid afternoon (above) and was expected to depart the port early this morning, leaving the coal dock at Midwest Energy Resources ready for the arrival of the Mesabi Miner a couple hours later. When the Mesabi Miner departs this … [Read more...] about James R. Barker arriving for coal
The cement carrier Alpena was the first cargo boat to go under the Lift Bridge in the 2009 shipping season. Coming in just after 3 on Monday afternoon, it was also the first boat from beyond the Soo Locks. A little more than an hour later, the James R. Barker made the turn from the St. Louis River and came up the Duluth harbor (above) with about 58,000 tons of coal for Marquette. It spent the winter layup at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior … [Read more...] about James R. Barker ‘first out’ for season
The Alder announced their initial plans for the new season. See just below, dated March 5, 2009 The U.S. Coast Guard will be commencing icebreaking operations in and around Duluth/Superior Harbor on 10 March 2009. Areas of operation include Superior Entry, Superior Front Channel in vicinity of Barker’s Island, St. Louis Bay between Richard Bong Memorial Bridge and John A. Blatnik Bridge, and approaches to Duluth and Superior Harbor … [Read more...] about Season to begin with the Alder on March 10th and the James R. Barker on the 18th.
The James R. Barker is seen above as it moved through the Duluth harbor yesterday during its 49th and last arrival of the season. After some repairs at the Port Terminal, it will move over to Midwest Energy Resources for the winter. The Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin was expected in port earlier this morning. It is getting the last coal cargo at Midwest Energy Resources and will leave sometime today for Thunder Bay. At 740 feet, it and its sister boat, … [Read more...] about James R. Barker ready to rest
The James R. Barker returned to the Twin Ports on Sunday afternoon (above) to get one more cargo of coal, this one for We-Energies in Marquette. When it returns, later in the week, it will be for good, or at least for the next two months. The Barker will spend the winter at a familiar spot, the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior where it has been loading coal for many years. While it is gone, the Canadian Enterprise is expected in to … [Read more...] about James R. Barker in for one last load