Tug W.N.Twolan and barge McAllister 132

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The tug W. N. Twolan came into port on Monday morning pushing the barge McAllister 132 (above). The barge was loaded with wood pulp bales. The tower you see in the middle of the picture is an elevated pilothouse that sits on the barge and not on the tug. The tug itself has the main pilothouse which is used when cargo on the barge does not obscure the view. Here, with a large load, the captain is navigating from the elevated pilothouse. The barge is being discharged by longshoremen at Lake Superior Warehousing at the Port Terminal. Photo taken on September 29, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-30-2008

W. N. Twolan brings baled wood pulp

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Stevedores at Lake Superior Warehousing Company began to discharge baled wood pulp from the barge McAllister 132 (above) on Wednesday morning. The barge was brought down from Thunder Bay by the tug W. N. Twolan. One lift truck is on the barge, taking one stack at a time and moving it to the opening at the side of the barge where another lift truck is picking them up to take to the warehouse. The bow of the barge is visible at the right. The picture was taken from just inside the warehouse. With favorable weather, they will complete the discharge on Friday evening.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-05-2008

W. N. Twolan arrives with the wind

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An east wind with gusts up to 33 mph blew behind the tug W. N. Twolan as it entered the Duluth harbor at 6:30 last night (above). The tug was pushing a barge filled with a cargo of baled wood pulp that will be discharged at the Port Terminal today. The captain was navigating from an elevated pilothouse built on the barge, an unusual combination. They came from Thunder Bay, about a 25 hour trip, perhaps a little faster this time with the wind at their back.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-04-2008

W. N. Twolan, a tug barge from Thunder Bay here with wood pulp

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The W. N. Twolan is the tug part of a tug-barge combination that is due here from Thunder Bay today with wood pulp bales. The Twolan often uses a barge that has its own elevated pilothouse that allows the captain to have an unobstructed view when the cargo on the barge is very high or the tug is pushing the barge in front of it. The tug itself has the main pilothouse, used when cargo on the barge does not obscure the view or when it is towing the barge behind it.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-03-2008

Tug Twolan pushes wood

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The tug W. N. Twolan has been pushing and pulling a barge filled with logs between the Twin Ports and Thunder Bay this season. In the picture above, equipment on the barge is lifting pine logs piled on the dock and loading them onto the barge. When they get back to Thunder Bay, the logs will likely be used as lumber in the construction industry. They brought down a barge full of birch logs that were lifted off the barge when they first arrived on Friday morning. Those logs will likely be used here in the production of paper products.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-25-2006

W.N. Twolan tug

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The tug W. N. Twolan pushing the barge McAllister 132 should be arriving Duluth for the 3rd time this season. They bring pulp wood logs from Thunder Bay. Note the elevated pilot house (center rear) is located on the barge and not the tug. Photo taken May 15, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-10-2005