Maritime Trader arriving Twin Ports

The American Century should be back from a quick trip to Silver Bay to load coal for Detroit Edison power plants at St. Clair, Michigan. The Paul R. Tregurtha left last night around 6 pm to do the same thing. Both boats will be back next week, obviously in the same order, to load coal again for St. Clair, Michigan. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrives later today to load coal, although not for … [Read more...]

Maritime Trader in all her blue glory

The parade at the CHS grain terminal in Superior continues. On Wednesday evening, the Isolda was there loading grain. As it was departing on Friday afternoon, it passed the Canadian Provider coming to to take her place at CHS. Saturday evening, the Maritime Trader came into port (above) and shortly after that, the Canadian Provider departed the dock, making way for the Trader to take her place. … [Read more...]

Maritime Trader ceremony

Captain Jim Perkins brought his Canadian flagged Maritime Trader under the Aerial Bridge Tuesday morning a little after 7 am. He started his journey in Windsor, Ontario where the boat was laid up for the winter. He took a grain cargo to Quebec and then traveled the entire length of the St. Lawrence Seaway, in ballast, to become the first boat of the season to arrive in Duluth from the other end of … [Read more...]

Maritime Trader, first from beyond the Soo

Today, we celebrate the last first of the new season. The Twin Ports path to the Atlantic Ocean and the worlds beyond is the St. Lawrence Seaway System. The Canadian flagged Maritime Trader will be here today after traveling the full length of that system. (Above, it is about to enter the Duluth ship canal last June.) It will be loading grain at the Cargill grain elevator in Duluth. There really … [Read more...]