Sarah Spencer with Jane Ann IV

The Sarah Spencer will be at Burlington Northern today loading taconite. The Sarah Spencer barge (formerly the hull of the laker Adam Cornelius) has a notch at one end into which the tug Jane Ann IV fits. The combination is officially designated as an articulated tug barge or ATB, for short. Above, the tug is moving into the notch on the barge after returning from loading … [Read more...]

Sarah Spencer Jane Ann

The owner of the tug barge combination called the Sarah Spencer (above), has a daughter named Sarah and a son named Spencer. The name of the tug is the Jane Ann, which also happens to be the name of his wife. Photo taken April 16, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-26-2005 … [Read more...]

Sarah Spencer is ATB

The Sarah Spencer, here to load taconite, is a unique combination of nautical parts. The Sarah Spencer barge (formerly the hull of the laker Adam Cornelius) has a notch at one end into which the tug Jane Ann IV fits. The combination is officially designated as an articulated tug barge or ATB, for short. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-09-2004 … [Read more...]

Sarah Spencer, named for owner’s son and daughter

The owner of the tug barge combination, referred to as the Sarah Spencer (above and also loading taconite in Superior today), has a daughter named Sarah and a son named Spencer. The name of the tug is the Jane Ann, which also happens to be the name of his wife. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/21/2004 … [Read more...]