Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wind Blades on Deck

Johanna C
The freighter Johanna C waits at anchor to unload a load of wind turbine blades at the Port Terminal.
Utility companies such as Minnesota Power have learned to harness the power in the wind to mix with other energy resources that power the country.
Johanna C

Dawn Arrival

With sunrise now occurring before 6AM, sometimes the best part of the day comes and goes without notice.
Paul R Tregurtha

This morning, the Canal Park gulls were already busy at 5:30AM as the 1000ft Paul R Tregurtha arrived in Duluth under clear skies and mild temps in the 30’s. With a cool breeze off Lake Superior drifting inland, and the dawning of another “Superior” morning, somehow the pertinent news stories of the day seemed to get lost in the wash of light and sound that can be found on the shores of the big lake.
Paul R Tregurtha

The ocean freighter Joanna C  lays at anchor in the background waiting to unload its cargo of wind turbine blades.

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth 04/30/2015

Paul R Tregurtha arrived Duluth at 5:15 this morning.
Paul R Tregurtha

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Apollon arrived Duluth 04/29/2015

Apollon arrived Duluth at 16:00 today

April 29, 1871: The Ishpeming finishes the initial cut of the Duluth Ship Canal

Harbor News from Zenith City Online:
On this day in Duluth in 1871, the initial digging of the Duluth Ship Canal was completed by the Ishpheming. On September 5, 1870, the steam-powered dredging tug took its first bite out of Minnesota Point at what was plotted as Portage Street—the path that for hundreds of years had been the Ojibwe and French […]