Victoria framed by Aerial Lift Bridge

The salt water ship Victoria has been at anchor off the Duluth piers for several days. It finally came in last night to load grain at the busy CHS grain terminal in Superior. Above, it appears to sit inside the Aerial Lift Bridge in a picture taken Monday morning. Midwest Energy Resources in Superior is also a very busy place. Morning light may find the Canadian Enterprise at the outside anchorage waiting for the Mesabi Miner to finish. The John B. Aird should also be in the neighborhood, waiting for the Canadian Enterprise to finish at Midwest. Waiting boats may also have slowed down out in the lake rather than arriving here and then waiting, or they may have come in to wait at the Port Terminal or in the St. Louis River for a bit. Photo taken on August 06, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-06-2007

Victoria brings steel coils

The Victoria will be here for the 3rd time this season, each time discharging steel coils at the Port Terminal. On this trip, before Duluth, it also stopped in Cleveland to discharge cargo. On the first trip, and as today, it loaded wheat for a down bound cargo. That cargo went to Barcelona, Spain. The Victoria is not the Victoriaborg, which brought lumber here on Friday and should have departed with beet pulp pellets last night. Above, a local longshoreman moves a steel coil from the Victoria during its October visit. At left, another coil is discharged from the ship using a Port Terminal crane.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-11-2005

Victoria docked

After a stop in Hamilton, Ontario and a port on Lake Michigan, the Victoria arrived in Duluth for the second time this season. It discharged steel coils at the Port Terminal yesterday and then proceeded to the AGP terminal in Duluth to load wheat for Barcelona, Spain.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-16-2005