Friday, December 18, 2015

Cornelia Cut Free! Duluth Shipping News and Pictures

We were in Duluth last weekend, and arrived in Canal Park just as a ship, the American Mariner, was leaving the harbor. 

American Mariner
 We also had a chance to see the Cornelia, a ship that has been held up by the Coast Guard  due to environmental infractions.   It was interesting to see the ship out there, but I have to admit my curiosity as to what would cause it to be held out there for forty days.  But like most information pertaining to the military and government, the information is only on a need to know basis.  Either way, it is good to hear,  via Duluth Shipping News, that the Cornelia is on her way back out to sea.  I wonder what would have happened if she would have had to spend the winter out on Lake Superior as the water was already looking extremely cold and rough last weekend.

Here is the news release concerning the Cornelia via Duluth Shipping News:
Three unique vessels found their way under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge in the last few days.
 A ship we have all come to know, or at least observe at the anchorage just beyond the Duluth piers, is the Cornelia (right). After over 40 days out there, she came in last night to get fuel and take care of some maintenance issues.

The Coast Guard reports that they “have reached an agreement. The vessel is making preparations to depart the Great Lakes prior to the seasonal closure of the locks.” She is expected to depart Duluth, under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, late tomorrow morning or early afternoon. As with any departure time, it may be later. will have updated information as soon as we find any new information on Friday morning.

Pictures courtesy of Duluth Shipping News