Duluth comings and goings

  The Buffalo arrived Duluth at 11:23 on Tuesday evening, September 8, 2015. Above, she departed under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge the next morning at 11:00. Below, she is turning in the harbor toward the bridge, on her way to Silver Bay to load iron ore pellets. She will take some of the pellets to the Cleveland Bulk Terminal located at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in … [Read more...]

Pilica crew on break

One salt water ship departed yesterday and another one came in from the anchorage (Vancouverborg). Today, we expect 3 more to depart and one new one to arrive. The new arrival is the Pilica, a Polish owned ship that flies a Maltese flag. Launched in 1999, it will be making its 8th trip to the Twin Ports, about one trip a year. It was not here in 1999 but came twice the next year. During the second … [Read more...]

Pilica is Malta flagged

After discharging cargo in Cleveland, the Polish built, crewed and owned Pilica set out for Duluth. It is expected here this evening to load grain. This will be the 6th trip the ship has made to the Twin Ports since it was launched in 1999. It is very computer controlled, running an unattended engine room, except during the day. Photo taken July 23, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune … [Read more...]