Robert S. Pierson enters under the Aerial Lift Bridge

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The Canadian flagged Robert S. Pierson came under the Lift Bridge on Friday afternoon to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth (above). It is the 7th visit the boat has made to the Twin Ports this season, but the first time it has entered by way of the Duluth entry. The other trips were loading iron ore pellets at the BNSF Dock in Superior. It was formerly owned by Oglebay Norton as the US flagged Wolverine, and like all the Oglebay Norton fleet, was sold to other companies. Two sister boats, the Oglebay Norton’s William R. Roesch and Paul Thayer are now the Calumet and Manitowoc. Photo taken on August 22, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-23-2008