Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ships in Waiting

Freighters line up at anchor waiting their turn to load grain in Duluth.

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  1. Angle parking only! Now there are five.

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  2. Why are they at anchor? Just curious. Thank you.

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  3. Got it just read a little farther down sorry to bother you Thanks

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  4. Why are they all waiting? Does this happen often?

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    1. This backup happens every Fall. The elevators must shift around grain types depending on the orders.

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  5. Hello -- And, yes, the SEA BEAR has been busy. We'll have a couple runs out to the ship tonight and quite a few more over the next few weeks. We haven't seen multiple 'Salties waiting at anchor for grain in years, which is certainly a nice change. Boy, for all the damage Mr. Trump is supposedly doing to our trade, this looks pretty good and makes the farmers, elevator workers and longshoremen (and Pilot Boat drivers) pretty happy!

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    1. It's great to see a busy port and strong economy.

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    3. It's great to see it busy and productive, just hope it doesn't come to his attention and he somehow figures its a bad thing.

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  6. Didn't there used to be more elevators around the harbor?

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    1. Yes, there were. Several have burned down and several others demolished.

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  7. The scanner chatter has been interesting today!

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