Peter R. Cresswell blows her horn

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The Peter R. Cresswell arrived Duluth at 4:40 on Wednesday afternoon to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth. This is her 4th trip here this season. On all those trips, she loaded iron ore pellets, the first 3 at the Burlington Northern dock in Superior. On one of the trips, she brought a cargo of salt to discharge before she loaded the pellets.
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Peter R. Cresswell departing Duluth

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The Peter R. Cresswell is pictured approaching the lift bridge as it was departing the port in March 2008. It is expected to arrive this evening to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth. It has been here only 11 times since 1996, two of those trips came last year. On one of those visits, it loaded iron ore pellets; on the other, coal. This is the Canadian-flagged vessel’s first trip here this season. It was launched in 1982 as the Algowest. Photo taken on March 29, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-27-2009

Peter R. Cresswell takes coal to Nanticoke

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The Peter R. Cresswell arrived in the Twin Ports Saturday morning at 10 am to load 25,000 tons of coal. Above, it departed Duluth at 6:30 Saturday evening to take the cargo to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. This is only its second trip to the Twin Ports since it was here 3 times in 2001. It was launched in 1982 as the Algowest. The American Century was expected to depart the port earlier this morning. The Mesabi Miner is expected this afternoon after taking its first cargo below the Soo. You may recall it ran 3 trips inside Lake Superior to start the season. It will load another cargo of coal for Detroit Edison today. Photo taken on March 29, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-30-2008