The J. A. W. Iglehart never goes away

The J. A. W. Iglehart is a very old and beautiful boat that sits in long term layup in Duluth. With regular traffic in short term winter layup, I thought I would add some pictures and information to her page on my web site; she has not moved no matter the season for several years. Go here and click her name in the list of vessels on the page. You can also click on her name in the list to the right on this page. Check the caption to the picture above for more information about it.

Three boats in the Duluth harbor

After a wait at anchor off the Duluth piers, the Federal Ems came into port today (Wednesday, September 24th, 2008) to load grain. The Vista King was right behind her giving tourists a close up view of the action. The tug North Dakota is at right, moving in to help the Federal Ems make her way to the CHS dock in Superior.

Vista King visits 2 mature ladies

Yesterday was one of the last days of summer. The Vista Fleet was out in the harbor for their final cruises this season. Captain Amanda Porter (above) was at the wheel of the Vista King late Sunday afternoon, positioning the boat so her passengers could get a better look as the Alpena was discharging cement at the Lafarge dock in Superior. The Alpena is on the outside, next to the J.A.W. Iglehart. The Iglehart is in long term layup at the dock. In past years, it visited Duluth 4 or 5 times a year. This was the Alpena’s 14th visit of the season, discharging cement on every trip. Photo taken on October 28, 2007. [The Vista King is no longer in service in Duluth.]
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-29-2007

Vista King and Vista Star come out for spring

The Duluth inner harbor witnessed two important signs of spring on Friday, despite the continued presence of floating ice. Both the Vista King and the Vista Star made their way from their winter home at Fraser Shipyards in Superior to their summer positions; the King tying up at the the dock in front of the DECC while the Star pulled up just in front of the William A. Irvin, and next to the Sundew. That brings up the second sign. Our infamous Minnesota Slip Bridge went up on the first try, a true harbinger of a great summer to come. With the bridge up, the Star went under (above) and assumed its usual position. Later today, the Kwintebank will be arriving to load beet pulp pellets. We usually have about thirty visits a year from the Wagenborg boats, this being the first of them.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-21-2007

Vistas all in a row

Three Vista boats head for home on August 22nd this past summer. From the left, the new Vista Queen, the Vista King and the Vista Star. Two more weeks and they retire for the winter, the last breath of summer. Next April, after a brief winter, they will be the first breath of spring.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-14-2005