Gott, Kaye E. Barker arrive for winter layup

  The Kaye E. Barker came in for winter layup at about 12:30 this afternoon (Friday, January 15, 2016). She will spend her winter at Fraser Shipyards. This was her 5th trip here this season; last year she was here 2 times. The Edwin H. Gott came in on January 14th for winter layup at the Port Authority (below). She was here 3 times this season, the same … [Read more...]

Kaye E. Barker departs Duluth

The Kaye E. Barker began her season this morning, April 2, 2015, going under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 9:50 am. Above, she is just made the turn toward the bridge after fueling at the Calumet fuel dock at the Port Terminal. She spent winter layup at Fraser Shipyards.  Listen as she salutes the bridge while going out to the lake. … [Read more...]

Kaye E. Barker makes short runs

The Kaye E. Barker departed Duluth on Friday afternoon (above) with a cargo of coal for Taconite Harbor. It will be back this afternoon to load coal again, this time to take to Marquette, Michigan, on the south shore of Lake Superior. It will be the 16th trip to the Twin Ports the Barker has made this season, more than double the number of the last 10 years. Many of those … [Read more...]

Kaye E. Barker enters icy Duluth canal

Winter weather is not kind to ship arrival and departure times. It is a little early for ice problems but two boats expected yesterday should be here today instead (the Kaye E. Barker, seen above entering the Duluth piers last December, and the Canadian Olympic). The St. Clair was expected back from Silver Bay to load another cargo of coal for Silver Bay, but instead it left … [Read more...]

Kaye E. Barker always a welcome sight

The Kaye E. Barker has been to the Twin Ports 5 times this season. It will be arriving today and again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Add four departures and we will have an opportunity to see the boat 8 times in 4 days coming under the Lift Bridge. It was expected here early this morning and should be leaving with a cargo of coal for Taconite Harbor later today. It will … [Read more...]