Canadian Provider and Isolda meet

The salt water vessel Isolda came into port on Wednesday evening to load grain at the CHS terminal in Superior. It completed loading on Friday afternoon and began its short journey to the Lift Bridge in Duluth. At the same time, the next customer for CHS, the Canadian Provider, was coming under the Lift Bridge on its way to CHS to load wheat. They passed each other at the Port Terminal (above). The Provider (foreground) is getting an assist from the Great Lakes tug North Dakota while the newer Isolda passes them by (background). Photo taken on August 03, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-04-2007

Canadian Provider in Twin Ports harbor

After waiting at the anchorage for a few hours to allow high winds to subside a bit, the Canadian Provider came into port on Wednesday evening at 6:30. It went over to the Peavey elevator in Superior to begin loading grain on Thursday morning. It is a steam powered boat built in 1963 as the Murray Bay and is one of the oldest Canadian boats working on the Great Lakes. It has been here 19 times since 1996 including one trip this past July but no trips last year. The Edward L. Ryerson was getting some minor repairs on Thursday and was expected at Burlington Northern last night. Depending upon weather, it may depart that berth sometime today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-13-2006