Julie and Paul came back for a visit today

julieonmartin_20140926_125337My friend Julie Fletcher, the 2nd cook on the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, was back in town today (Friday, September 26, 2014) with the Martin and took these pictures as they arrived under the Lift Bridge on their way to Midwest Energy Resources to load coal.

Julie, ace cook and photographer on the Martin

My friend Julie Fletcher, the 2nd cook on the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, took pictures of us as they came in through the Duluth ship canal on June 2, 2014. But I got pictures of her taking pictures of us with her odd looking camera. It is hard to take a picture of someone and wave at them at the same time. (I had told a bunch of folks waiting on the pier for the boat that my friend Julie would be waving, and suggested they wave back while yelling out her name. They did, and several minutes later, when she sent me her pictures, she added this line, “The guys were laughing , i told them that’s my fan club yelling my name”
Later in the day, actually, very early the next morning, my friendly associate Holly and I paid a visit to Tim Dayton, captain on the Paul R. Tregurtha. Holly, under the watchful eye of Captain Dayton, is at the wheel here,  but we were tied up at the Port Terminal getting fuel so no one was injured.  Laughing out loud

A view from the other side

Julie Fletcher is the 2nd cook on the Rt. Hon Paul J. Martin and she took these pictures as they came through the Duluth ship canal on Monday, June 2, 2014 at about 3 pm.

The morning after (the marathon)

In the beginning, the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin (left) and the Perelik shared the lake with a small boat and the South Pier Light.
Then the fishing boats went out  …
… the early runners appeared on the scene
… and finally, the walkers arrived

Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arriving Duluth

Two Canadian flagged boats will be arriving in port today, both loading coal. The Canadian Olympic will go to Nanticoke in Ontario but the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, seen above arriving in port on January 11th this year, will take its cargo of coal out of the St. Lawrence Seaway system to the ocean port of Belledune, in New Brunswick, Canada, just north of Maine. It is nice to see two Canadian boats today. Through April, we only had 15 Canadian flagged vessels in port, last year there were 37 Canadian flagged ships here before May 1st. Photo taken on January 11, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-07-2009

Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arrives Duluth

The world here is slowly falling into place. The Alder came back from Thunder Bay. The last cargo of coal has left Midwest Energy Resources so the James R. Barker moved in for winter lay up after coming over from a temporary berth at the Port Terminal. And the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arrived on Sunday afternoon (above) for its last cargo of iron ore pellets. Two more Canadian flagged lakers are still expected here to load iron ore pellets before the season ends. Photo taken on January 11, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-12-2009

Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin takes coal to Thunder Bay

The Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin arrived in the Twin Ports on Friday morning at 2:55 to pick up Midwest Energy Resources’ last load of coal for the season. It left for Thunder Bay on Friday afternoon at 3:15 (above). The Coast Guard cutter Alder was also out in the harbor Friday clearing the shipping lanes to give the Martin some help getting through the ice. The Samuel Risley, Canada’s best ice breaker, had been breaking ice at Thunder Bay but was called down to the rivers below the Soo Locks for ice breaking duties. When that happened, the Alder was assigned to Thunder Bay (as well as Duluth/Superior). It left last night and will escort the Martin into the coal dock there and then return to Duluth to break ice for several boats including the Martin which is returning for one more trip to the Twin Ports, this time for iron ore pellets. It is expected here on Sunday. Late Sunday, the Martin will leave for Nanticoke, but that will not relieve the Alder of more work in Thunder Bay. It will return there early next week for more ice breaking for another boat expected there. Photo taken on January 09, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-10-2009