Iglehart approaching Aerial Lift Bridge

It will be another busy day today at the Midwest Energy coal dock in Superior. Five boats are scheduled to arrive in port today to load coal. Some of those boats may slow down out in the Lake while others may drop anchor off the Duluth piers. The J.A.W. Iglehart will be coming here to discharge cement for perhaps the last time this season. It is set to move into layup here as … [Read more...]

J.A.W. Iglehart enters Duluth ship canal

Many people tell me their favorite boat is the cement carrier Alpena, a boat that is here about every 3 weeks. I also hear a lot of good comments about the J.A.W. Iglehart, a fleetmate of the Alpena, but a boat that is here less frequently. It will be here today for the 4th time this season. The last visit was on June 11th. At 501 feet long, it is the largest cement carrier to … [Read more...]

Iglehart in the heart of the harbor

The J.A.W. Iglehart was built in 1936. At 501 feet long, it is the largest cement carrier to operate on the Great Lakes. Past names such as Pan Amoco betray its former life as an ocean going oil tanker. Her high bow is also a reminder of her days fighting large ocean waves. The Iglehart arrived early Sunday morning with a cargo of cement. This is the 3rd trip to the Twin Ports … [Read more...]

Iglehart crew lunch

This is a nice room to visit on board the JAW Iglehart. The Captain, second from the left, and some of his crew were eating lunch here on October 9th this year. The rest of the crew were outside completing the discharge of cement they brought up to the Twin Ports the day before. They came in yesterday with more cement and should be finished discharging the cargo later … [Read more...]

Iglehart here with cement

The J.A.W. Iglehart was rebuilt to carry cement in 1965. That would be a long career on the lakes by itself, but the boat was originally built almost 30 years earlier, in 1936, as an ocean-going tanker called the Pan Amoco. It has brought cement to the Twin Ports 43 times since 1996. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-08-2005 … [Read more...]