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by hausen
April 29, 2022, 11:21 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: John Sherwin
Replies: 73
Views: 7169

Re: John Sherwin

A friend of mine that just went through the Great Lakes Maritime Academy was saying that the Jones Act might not be around much longer. If the act is repealed then these hulls that have been laid up for decades at time will go to the torch. I'm on the fence with the Jones Act, it protects American ...
by hausen
April 21, 2022, 10:41 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: James R Barker Whistle
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: James R Barker Whistle

Is there a problem with the whistle on the Barker? Coming in to the Duluth piers to day it did not seem to sound for nearly as long as normal. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the air horns on the James R. Barker The nature of the salute depends on how the person pressing the horn control but...
by hausen
April 21, 2022, 2:51 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Arthur B Homer
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: Arthur B Homer

It can also be noted that people associated with the scrap operation at Port Colborne have said that the Arthur B. Homer was far and away in the best condition of any ship they ever dismantled. Seems unlikely that the Homer would have stood out to them as being in especially great shape if she reall...
by hausen
April 21, 2022, 2:48 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: John D. Leitch
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: John D. Leitch

This is a relatively normal time for salt unloads at the particular dock John D. Leitch is visiting, especially given what it appears the John D. Leitch is doing, which is different than just dumping the entire load of salt into a stockpile on the ground as fast as possible. That 'fast dump' is ofte...
by hausen
April 19, 2022, 11:59 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: John Sherwin
Replies: 73
Views: 7169

Re: John Sherwin

Far-out speculation: If it's true that the John Sherwin might already need some steel replacement on her shell plating near or just above the turn of her bilge, and since converting the Sherwin to a self-unloader would already inherently include a significant amount of internal reconstruction, wonde...
by hausen
March 30, 2022, 6:38 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Burns harbor/American century
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: Burns harbor/American century

The ais on the burns harbor and American century hasn’t been showing up for the last couple days. The last time I saw them they were halfway across Lake Superior. Why hasn’t there Ais been showing there location? The free (i.e. at-no-cost) AIS data that the general public sees on platforms like Mar...
by hausen
March 26, 2022, 10:54 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Roger Blough future
Replies: 22
Views: 3440

Re: Roger Blough future

Was there not talk earlier about developing facilities at Duluth or superior to handle container ships? Where does that stand? There's been a land-side (truck and train-oriented) 'intermodal facility' (i.e. container terminal) operating at the Clure Public Marine Terminal (a.k.a. the "Port Ter...
by hausen
March 26, 2022, 10:43 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Duluth Harbor Lookout
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: Duluth Harbor Lookout

Anyone know if and when the ships schedule on the harborlookout.com website will be updated? Yes I know that everything has just begun for the 2022 season. However, both the American Century and Burns Harbor departed their layup berths on the 24th fueled and then started to load ore at Superior and...
by hausen
March 26, 2022, 10:39 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Weather or Ice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Weather or Ice?

6 boats stopped all day Saturday in Whitefish Bay. Is that due to heavy ice or bad weather? It could be said to be both! Or, put another way, ice is weather. But in the spirit of the way the question was asked: It's a combination of wind acting on the ice in Whitefish Bay, waves acting on the edge ...
by hausen
March 26, 2022, 1:11 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Roger Blough future
Replies: 22
Views: 3440

Re: Roger Blough future

the blough can not fit in the welland canal or seaway locks so the wind mill blade idea is out the window. im sure when the st clair is finished being scrapped she wont be far behind Exactly. A 105' employed in wind turbine component transport would only make sense in the event that either such com...
by hausen
March 24, 2022, 1:46 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Roger Blough future
Replies: 22
Views: 3440

Re: Roger Blough future

Hausen - well thought out post. I agree that there will always be commercial shipping on the Lakes. It's just going to be different than today. Do you agree that the Blough is heading to scrap? And with scrap steel prices at really high levels, will we see more Lakers being scrapped instead of goin...
by hausen
March 23, 2022, 9:28 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Roger Blough future
Replies: 22
Views: 3440

Re: Roger Blough future

All of that may be true. It also might be useful to examine some potential bright sides for the future of shipping activity on the Lakes: The grain trade may very well have its place in the prospective future of Lakes shipping. In recent years annual grain tonnage through Thunder Bay has arguably bo...
by hausen
March 17, 2022, 8:03 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Oakglen
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Oakglen

That's weird. I always thot sugar came in off the ocean thru the seaway. You're correct. A saltie delivered the cargo of sugar in question to Picton Terminals sometime last season, and it presumably came from Brazil, Guatemala, or one of the other common origins for bulk sugar bound for Redpath in ...
by hausen
March 17, 2022, 4:56 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Ryerson
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Ryerson

and how would they unload this bulker? There are bridge cranes at the steel mill in Hamilton, Ontario and at the deep-draft transshipment terminal at Quebec City, Quebec. The bridge cranes in both locations regularly unload iron ore pellet cargoes from Canadian-flagged Seaway-sized gearless bulk ca...
by hausen
March 15, 2022, 3:58 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Ryerson
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Ryerson

The "will believe it when we see it" philosophy is a good way to approach subjects such as the Ryerson . Not much to add except this observation: The location where the Ryerson is spending the winter (in the "frog pond" at Fraser Shipyards) does not appear to be conducive to the ...
by hausen
March 8, 2022, 11:15 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Junking footers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3643

Re: Junking footers?

when the indiana harbor loaded one hold of grain in the early 90s where did it discharge this grain cargo?? The Telescope , v. 42, n. 2 (Mar - Apr 1994) , p. 45 indicates Indiana Harbor loaded one hold with oats at United Grain Growers Elevator A (now Viterra A) in Thunder Bay for delivery to Milwa...
by hausen
March 8, 2022, 11:02 am
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Junking footers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3643

Re: Junking footers?

Are you referring to the Indiana Harbor when it sat out most of the season? Did some searching through the archives and my brief summary above fails to lay out the full details of the saga, which played out over 2-3 seasons. If I'm not mistaken, it seems as though Indiana Harbor suffered a sudden b...
by hausen
March 7, 2022, 1:09 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Junking footers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3643

Re: Junking footers?

and what grain elevator is equiped to load a 105 foot wide 1,000 foot lake boat?ceretainly not chicago. too many flaws in your notion. The options are certainly limited; many Duluth-Superior, Thunder Bay, or South Lake Michigan facilities would need, at bare minimum, some dredging work and loading ...
by hausen
March 6, 2022, 6:36 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Junking footers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3643

Re: Junking footers?

Another area that could be impacted is Russian wheat sales. With those sales now cut-off, it may allow increased movements of Canadian and US wheat into those countries who have put sanctions on Russia. Of course, wheat is not moved in thousand-footers. Given the impending decline of coal tonnage, ...
by hausen
March 6, 2022, 2:29 pm
Forum: Information Search
Topic: Junking footers?
Replies: 20
Views: 3643

Re: Junking footers?

The phrase some years ago referring to a few of the footers built by Bay Ship was that they were, "Thirty year throw away boats." Well, those Bay Ship footers have outlasted that moniker and continued to be productive. Over 20 years ago people who were intimately familiar with one or two ...