Shipping traffic for Monday, June 28
The Lee A. Tregurtha is tentatively scheduled to arrive via the Duluth entry tonight to load coal at Midwest Energy. The vessel -- seen in the attached as the Walter A. Sterling in 1980 -- has quite a history, dating back to its construction and ...
The Lee A. Tregurtha is tentatively scheduled to arrive via the Duluth entry tonight to load coal at Midwest Energy. The vessel -- seen in the attached as the Walter A. Sterling in 1980 -- has quite a history, dating back to its construction and service during World War II.
After being launched as the tanker Samoset in June 1942, the ship was acquired by the U.S. Navy in December of that year and renamed the USS Chiwawa. The Chiwawa sailed the Atlantic and Pacific during the war, and the fuel tanker was decorated for its service.
After the war, the Chiwawa returned to civilian service. The vessel was acquired by Cleveland-Cliffs, converted to an ore carrier and renamed the Walter A. Sterling in 1961.
The Sterling was sold and renamed the William Clay Ford in 1985, then sold again and renamed the Lee A. Tregurtha in 1989.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Morning: Paul R. Tregurtha arriving to load coal; departing mid-evening
Evening/night: Lee A. Tregurtha arriving to load coal (may cancel)
Morning: Stewart J. Cort departing with iron ore pellets
No traffic expected
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Source: The Lake Superior Marine Museum in Canal Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and boatnerd.com. Arrival and departure times are not official and can vary widely.