After 3 weeks at anchor off the Duluth piers…

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The Nogat finally came into port to load grain on Sunday afternoon, May 8, 2011. Above and below, she is assisted by the tug North Dakota as she made her way to the Duluth Storage (formerly Cargill)
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… more waiting

Canadian Transport and Nogat at anchor off the Duluth piers
The Polish owned Nogat (left) was joined by the Canadian Transport last night (May 3, 2011) at anchor off the Duluth piers. The Canadian Transport came in this morning at 2:59 to load iron ore pellets, replacing the Canadian Olympic. She finished at the CN dock and departed under the Aerial Lift Bridge this  morning at 5:24. The CSL Tadoussac has replaced the Transport at anchor. Algoma Central recently purchased both the Transport and the Olympic. They will soon be called the Algoma Transport and the Algoma Olympic.

Last salt water ship of the season

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The Nogat departed the Duluth harbor late in the afternoon of December 17, 2010. She is escaping for the winter and will spend the next two months in warmer parts of the world. She will likely resume working the Great Lakes sometime after April, 2011. The Nogat passed a pile of salt as she left that should help us get through the winter. She was the 103rd and last salt water ship of the season. Last year, we had only 64 salties here, a significant increase! Some of that  better showing resulted from a bumper crop of wheat in the Midwest and the shut down of wheat exports in Russia. The Miedwie (below) left the port about an hour earlier. Both ships are owned and operated by the Polish Steamship Company.
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