New images, information on the Manitowoc/Earl Oglebay ship page

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Earl W. Oglebay in Silver Bay

The Earl W. Oglebay should be here today to load sinter at the CN dock in West Duluth. Last August, the ship was sold by Oglebay Norton to Wisconsin and Michigan Steamship Company in Lakewood, Ohio. Most of the other boats that Oglebay Norton sold received a new name immediately. A note on the web says that the Oglebay part of this boat's name was painted over last winter. If … [Read more...]

Earl W. Oglebay in Twin Ports harbor

The Earl W. Oglebay, at 630 feet long, is usually found taking taconite up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Today, it will be in Duluth with limestone loaded at Port Dolomite, Michigan. After discharging that cargo, it will go to Silver Bay to load taconite for the Cleveland Bulk Terminal, and then up the Cuyahoga River for 6 miles to the ISG steel plant. Photo taken November … [Read more...]

Earl W. Oglebay to discharge limestone

The Earl W. Oglebay, at 630 feet long, is usually found taking taconite up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Today, it will be in Duluth with a load of limestone. After discharging that cargo, it will go to Silver Bay to load taconite. Photo taken November 29, 2003. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-04-2005 … [Read more...]