There are, I think, 7 boats at anchor off the Duluth piers waiting to go to BNSF in Superior and one, the Algoma Equinox, waiting to go to the CN in Two Harbors. These are pictures I took of those boats around 2 PM Wednesday, January 3, 2018. I am writing this at 4 PM the same afternoon. There will be changes as time goes on. Please let me know if you think I have the wrong names for any of the vessels. Above, the St. Clair is at anchor just off … [Read more...] about There are 8 vessels waiting off the Duluth piers today
The Thunder Bay arrived in the icy Duluth harbor around noon today (January 2, 2018) with a cargo of salt she will discharge at the Hallett #8 dock. She will then move to Two Harbors to load iron ore pellets. This her 29th trip here this season and the second time she brought a salt cargo to discharge; the previous time was her last trip here on November 29, 2017. She loaded iron ore pellets at the CN Duluth dock twice this season; the rest of … [Read more...] about The Thunder Bay here with salt on January 2, 2018.
The Edgar B. Speer arrived today for her first trip to the Twin Ports this season, coming under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 8:16 this morning (June 25, 2014). She will be loading iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth after she takes on fuel at the Calumet Fuel Dock at the Port Terminal. She made 9 trips here last year.The Canadian flagged Thunder Bay (below) came under the bridge this morning at 4:39; she is here for the 3rd time … [Read more...] about 2 red and white; a US and Canadian flag
Above, the Hon James L. Oberstar came in at 12:20, April 30, 2014. Right behind her was the Cason J. Callaway, and then the Thunder Bay … [Read more...] about Convoy here, three at a time
The Hon. James L. Oberstar came in to port early morning on Friday, September 20, 2013 to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth. She is seen here, in back, entering the Duluth harbor on her way to the Aerial Lift Bridge and Lake Superior with her cargo of pellets. Meanwhile, the Great Lakes Trader (unseen here) moved in to load iron ore pellets at the CN. The Thunder Bay, in front of the Oberstar, had just arrived to load pellets. … [Read more...] about Lined up to load pellets
The Thunder Bay came in from the anchorage at one minute before midnight on Friday, August 16, 2013. She is a new boat, the third of 4 new, large, red boats built for Canada Steamship Lines in Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China. She loaded coal at Midwest Energy. The Whitefish Bay, the second of the 4 new boats, was here about a month ago. The first of the group was the Baie St. Paul. She has been here 8 times since she arrived in 2012. The Baie … [Read more...] about We say good bye to Thunder Bay
Thanks to Denny Dushane for sending me the pictures you see here. He even provided the captions: (It) … was the Thunder Bay’s first ever Great Lakes/Seaway trip along with her maiden voyage. The photos all were taken in St. Clair, Michigan as she (the Thunder Bay) was downbound on Monday, August 5, 2013 headed to Quebec City, Quebec to unload. She was loaded with iron ore pellets from Escanaba, Michigan and the CN Ore Dock. The … [Read more...] about CSL’s new Thunder Bay
The Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw has been in the Twin Ports for a couple weeks for bow thruster repairs at the Fraser Shipyards. She is currently (Friday, December 16, 2011) moored at the DECC (above) but is expected to depart in the next couple days to begin another season of ice breaking on the Great Lakes. The US Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay departed their home port in Rockland, Maine to come to the Great Lakes to … [Read more...] about Mackinaw here; maybe Thunder Bay later