thanks dennis,now I know the lay of the land,nice photos
Why is the Harbor water so brown?
Nice! Thanks, it's nice to have the context! Casna
The water is brown in that particular photo because it was taken after a heavy rain which washed a lot of silt into the harbor. Doesn't happen often, but, not that unusual.
I believe that the 2 docks together are the active docks and the third dock has been abandoned.
I started sailing in 1971 and the dock on the far left was already closed.
Thanks Dennis for the photos. I would agree that the two docks that are close together are the ones used. But if you have been paying attention lately they are just using one dock and only one slip at that dock. Boats are delaying coming into Two Harbors just to go to that one slip. So the question is why? Just old age at the others or mechanical issues. Lots of time and money would seem to be lost by the owners of those idle boats. I can't imagine they are happy.
The center dock where the boat is tied up is the only active one. It is the only onethat ha conveyors on it and only on one side. Boats tie up on the right side, but only to wait until the left side is clear. The costs of removing the old docks is prohibitive. BN's & CN's are the same. If you look at CN's(DMIR) Duluth docks, you will notice a RR crane on one, but the tracks leading up to the dock are long gone so there it sits still in DM&IR paint.
Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense and it helps explain the slow turn around at Superior.