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Duluth, MN – Superior, WI – Joshua Hebeisen
Paul R. Tregurtha slipped into Duluth one minute before midnight on Thursday evening, bound for another load of low-sulfur western coal at SMET. Across the bay from the Tregurtha’s loading berth, 1,000-foot tug/barge Presque Isle cast off from the eastern side of CN Dock 6 at 08:00 and made her way to Fraser Shipyards with the help of tug Edward H. The unconventional footer appeared to be sailing on only one engine, and will be receiving mechanical repairs alongside the shipyard’s dock in Howards Bay in an extremely rare occurrence. This is not just the Presque Isle’s first visit to Fraser, but also only the third or fourth time in history that a 1,000-foot vessel has called on the shipyard. The last footer to do so was the Stewart J. Cort in 2018. As Presque Isle shifted across the bay, the inbound Walter J. McCarthy Jr. passed her en route to CN Dock 6, where she will be loading taconite under the shiploader. The McCarthy had arrived under the Aerial Lift Bridge at 08:43. The Queen of the Lakes departed Duluth at 12:38 with a split load for DTE’s power plants in St. Clair and Monroe, while Algoma Conveyor departed Superior with Hibtac pellets for Hamilton at 13:52. Also loading Hibtac at BNSF Dock 5 would be American Century following her Superior arrival at 21:01. Edgar B. Speer remains at Berth 4 of the Duluth Port Terminal undergoing repairs.

Two Harbors, MN – Silver Bay, MN – Gary Putney
Two Harbors saw the John G. Munson depart on 06/17 at 01:42 for the Gary Works. Due Two Harbors on 06/18 are the Victory/Maumee and the Michipicoten.

Milwaukee, WI – MKE Marine Reports
Concluding an eight day cruise from Toronto, Viking Octantis arrived at 05:12 Friday and tied up at the city’s Heavy Lift Dock. It is her fourth visit this summer. Octantis is scheduled to begin an eight day cruise to Thunder Bay on Saturday. She should be back in Milwaukee July 1. At 665 feet long and 77 feet wide, Octantis is the largest passenger vessel to operate on the Great Lakes based on overall dimensions. In comparison, Algoma Intrepid, a river class freighter expected late Friday with salt, is 651 feet long and 78 feet wide.

Southern Lake Michigan Ports – Joshua Hebeisen
Calumet Harbor, IL: G.L. Ostrander/Integrity arrived at 23:05 and began to meander down the Calumet River. It is likely that the pair is headed for the Holcim facility with cement.
Buffington, IN: Lee A. Tregurtha arrived at 03:30, unloaded limestone, and departed at 13:20 for Marquette.
Burns Harbor, IN: Eeborg is at FMT; Federal Leda remains at Metro Ports.
St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, MI: Departing at 19:35 after discharging cement at Holcim was G.L. Ostrander/Integrity. 

Goderich, ON – Bruce Douglas
No traffic today but Algoma Buffalo expected before Friday midnight.

Detroit, MI – Windsor, ON – Joshua Hebeisen
Baie Comeau arrived at 22:46 late Thursday night to unload at LafargeHolcim in Windsor. She would later shift down to Sterling Fuels Limited at 13:30 the following afternoon. On Friday morning, Clyde S. VanEnkevort/Erie Trader departed upbound for Superior at 05:39 after spending the night at the EES Coke Battery. Iver Bright cleared Detroit for Sarnia at 11:26 after servicing Mistersky, allowing the inbound Algoma Buffalo to fuel at the dock. The latter departed for Goderich, likely for salt, at 14:01. John J. Boland and Samuel de Champlain/Innovation arrived for Carmeuse and Holcim at 12:28 and 23:29, respectively. Federal Dee is at ADM, Ebroborg is anchored behind her, and yet farther behind her is Florence Spirit, who went on the hook around 10:30 Friday morning. 

Lake Erie Ports – Bill Kloss
Toledo, OH: Flevoborg departed for Montreal at 09:01. Arrivals were Joyce L. VanEnkevort/Great Lakes Trader, Greenwing, Manitoulin and Wilfred Sykes.
Sandusky, OH: Algoma Transport arrived at 07:02 to load coal.
Lorain, OH: Laura L. VanEnkevort/Joseph H. Thompson arrived at 18:15.
Cleveland, OH: Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder arrived at 08:15 and unloaded at Osborne. The tug/barge departed for Marblehead. H. Lee White arrived at 12:33 to unload stone at the Bulk Terminal. She left for Toledo at 19:43.
Fairport Harbor, OH: Calumet arrived at 05:22 to load salt for Sandusky. She departed at 20:02.
Nanticoke, ON: Departures were Tadoussac for Port Colborne at 04:16, Wicky Spirit for Montreal at 10:14 and Edwin H. Gott for Two Harbors at 19:03. Algocanada arrived at Imperial Oil at 06:33.

Outbound American Integrity passes fellow footer Edgar B. Speer, underbound repairs at the Duluth Port Terminal. David Schauer, June 16

Paul R. Tregurtha watches tug Edward H. assist the Presque Isle to Fraser Shipyards while loading coal at Midwest Energy. David Schauer, June 17

Edward H. pulls hard on Presque Isle's stern while Walter J. McCarthy Jr. heads to CN Dock 6 in the background. David Schauer, June 17

Close-up of the 1,000-foot integrated tug:barge Presque Isle as she makes a rare arrival in Fraser Shipyards. Scott Bjorklund, June 17

Presque Isle moored off the wall at Fraser Shipyards to undergo repairs. David Schauer, June 17

Viking Octantis backs under the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee. MKE Marine Reports, June 17

The massive cruise ship sails down the Kinnickinnic River for the second time this season. MKE Marine Reports, June 17

Wilfred Sykes treats boatwatchers to another appearence at Port Huron. The handsome laker is headed downbound for Toledo. Marc Dease, June 17

American Courage begins an evening transit of the St. Clair River en route to Cleveland. Paul Murray, June 17

The silhouette of Laura L. VanEnkevort stands out against the sun at Marine City Beach. Lori Hannon, June 17

Mail boat J.W. Westcott II bounces down the Detroit River alongside classic laker Wilfred Sykes. Andrew Dean, June 17

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