Listen to it as the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departs Duluth on Sunday afternoon, October 9, 2011 with iron ore pellets. … [Read more...] about The McCarthy whistles a happy tune ….
Walter J. McCarthy Jr.
Around 7:30 this morning (December 26, 2010), the James R. Barker (left) departed Duluth with 58,000 tons of coal for Minnesota Power at Taconite Harbor. The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. (right) had spent a good part of Christmas Day waiting at the Murphy Fuel Terminal for the Barker to finish. With the Barker on her way out, you see the McCarthy moving away from the dock as she began the short trip to the Midwest Energy Coal Dock in … [Read more...] about Your turn
… at 10am on Thanksgiving morning with a cargo that will be discharged at Essexville and then St. Clair. See more pictures of the McCarthy here. … [Read more...] about The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed Duluth …
… on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. Still, the bridge went down after the Algosteel cleared and then went back up a few minutes later for the McCarthy. This was the first trip here this season for the Algosteel; she was here 4 times last season. It was the 23rd arrival in the Twin Ports for the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. The McCarthy was here to pick up coal, as she usually does. The Algosteel loaded iron ore pellets. … [Read more...] about The McCarthy follows the Algosteel into port …
The Algolake (above) came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 6:17 this morning (Friday, July 31, 2009). She then moved up the Duluth harbor and made a turn so she could back into the St. Louis River, going under the Blatnik Bridge first and then finding a spot to wait just in front of the Bong Bridge, a mile or so up the river. She was waiting for the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. (below) to complete loading coal at the Midwest Energy … [Read more...] about Waiting in the river for a dock
The American Integrity is expected here at first light today to load coal at the Midwest Energy coal dock in Superior. The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. is expected in the early afternoon, also here to load coal. Each boat will take about 64,000 tons of coal to Detroit Edison with the American Integrity going to the power plant at St. Clair. The McCarthy will split its load between St. Clair and the Detroit Edison power plant in Monroe, Michigan. … [Read more...] about McCarthy arrives Duluth under Aerial Lift Bridge
The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. came in for some repairs on Thursday before it could move over to Midwest Energy Resources in Superior to load coal. That done, the thousand footer went under the Lift Bridge about 12:30 on Saturday afternoon (pictured), in time to be ignored by many who, even though they had run 26 miles to get to the Marine Museum in Canal Park, had more important things to do than watch a boat, as in recover, sit, and rest, maybe … [Read more...] about McCarthy goes unnoticed by many
Six boats will be coming into port today to load coal, two of them coming in from the anchorage just beyond the piers. At least one and maybe two will still be here from yesterday’s coal dock lineup. If the Indiana Harbor left Tuesday night, mid morning should see the last of Tuesday’s boats, the Walter J. McCarthy, Jr., departing. In the picture, the McCarthy is just arriving on Tuesday (on the right) as the Canadian Transport, seen in the … [Read more...] about McCarthy finds harbor crowded
The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. arrived last night (above) on its 7th trip of the season to the Twin Ports. It is here to load coal; on this trip, taking it to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. It was here 28 times last season. The Cason J. Callaway has been loading limestone in Calcite, Michigan and is due here today with that cargo. It will then go to Two Harbors to load iron ore pellets for Conneaut. Photo taken on May 12, … [Read more...] about McCarthy sails under Aerial Lift Bridge
The tug Sea Robin is expected in port today with a cargo of calcium chloride on a barge named Hugh. This is the first visit to the Twin Ports for the Sea Robin, a tug that is more often found in San Francisco and other west coast ports. It loaded the liquid cargo at a Dow Chemical facility in Ludington, Michigan. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. probably departed the port earlier this morning with a cargo of coal for Nanticoke, Ontario. It is seen … [Read more...] about Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departing Duluth
When the day is done, three boats will be taking a cargo of coal loaded today at Midwest Energy Resources to the cities of Belladune, New Brunswick, Silver Bay and St. Clair Michigan. On April 13th, the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. also departed the port with coal (above) for a Detroit Edison power plant in St. Clair, Michigan, very fitting since the boat was named for the former Chairman of the Board of Detroit Edison. It was built in 1977 as the … [Read more...] about Walter J. McCarthy Jr.
The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. arrived in port on Tuesday morning (above) to pick up its second cargo of the season at Midwest Energy Resources. It had to wait until the Paul R. Tregurtha completed loading its second cargo of coal for the season. Both boats are thousand footers, load coal at Midwest Energy and often take their cargo to Detroit Edison. Both are off to good starts this year. That was not the case last year. The Tregurtha encountered … [Read more...] about Walter J. McCarthy Jr. here for coal