Algomarine in Twin Ports harbor

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Three US flagged thousand footers should be here today to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. They will have to wait for the 730 foot, Canadian flagged Algomarine to finish up. It was due in shortly after midnight. Seldom seen in the Twin Ports, the Algomarine was just here one week ago. Since 2002, it has only visited here once earlier this year, and once last year. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. should closely follow the Algomarine into port and will have to wait for the berth. The McCarthy will likely wait on the Algomarine again when it gets to Ontario Power Generation later this week. That is also the destination for the Algomarine. It was built in 1968 as the Lake Manitoba. The McCarthy was built as the Belle River in 1977. Above, the Algomarine departs Duluth last July.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-27-2007

Algomarine departing Duluth

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The Algomarine was here last July but before that, not since it made two trips here in the winter of 2002. As it did last year, it will be here to discharge salt. It was built in 1968 as the Lake Manitoba and was part of a fleet of boats that included the Algonorth and the Capt. Henry Jackman. Algoma Central purchased the Lake Manitoba in 1987 and gave the boat its current name. One year later, a 250 foot self unloader was added to her deck, greatly increasing the speed it could discharge cargo and undoubtedly extending the boat’s useful life on the Great Lakes. Above, the Algomarine departs Duluth on July 20th last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-17-2007

Algomarine makes rare visit

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The Algomarine, a boat that has not been here since it made two trips here in the winter of 2002, will be here today discharging salt. It is anticipated to arrive shortly after midnight and with a six hour discharge, may be departing the port sometime this morning. It was built in 1968 as the Lake Manitoba and was part of a fleet of boats that included the Algonorth and the Capt. Henry Jackman. Algoma Central purchased the Lake Manitoba in 1987 and gave the boat its current name. One year later, the company sent the boat to the shipyard where a 250 foot self unloader was added to her deck, greatly increasing the speed at which it could discharge cargo. Photo taken December 4, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-19-2006