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Shipping traffic: Time for taconite

The Twin Ports will see two boats arriving today to load taconite, including the Algolake, pictured here taking on a load of coal at Midwest Energy on April 2006. The self-unloading bulk carrier was built by Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood, On...

Algolake

The Twin Ports will see two boats arriving today to load taconite, including the Algolake, pictured here taking on a load of coal at Midwest Energy on April 2006. The self-unloading bulk carrier was built by Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood, Ontario, and was launched for Algoma Central Corp., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Oct. 29, 1976. The Algolake was the first Seaway-sized vessel of this type (all cabins aft) built for this fleet.

DULUTH ENTRY

Morning: John D. Leitch, arriving to load taconite and departing in the afternoon.

Afternoon: Algolake, arriving to load taconite and departing in the evening.

SUPERIOR ENTRY

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TWO HARBORS

Afternoon: Edgar B. Speer, arriving to load taconite and departing in the evening

For updated information 24 hours a day, call the Boatwatcher's Hotline at (218) 722-6489.

Source: The Lake Superior Marine Museum in Canal Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and boatnerd.com. add any other place you got boat info from Arrival and departure times are not official and can vary widely.

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