On Friday, after six weeks at anchor off Duluth, the Liberian-flagged saltie Cornelia departed Duluth, bound for the Atlantic. The ship departed right on time – leaving any later could mean that the ship would not make it to the Welland Canal before it closes on December 26. The St. Lawrence Seaway system closes for the season on December 30.
On Thursday morning, the Herbert C. Jackson‘s two new 85,000 diesel engines arrived at Fraser Shipyards by truck from Milwaukee. The new engines will give the Jackson enhanced propulsion capabilities and will be more reliable than the current steam engine. The conversion work will take place at Fraser Shipyards over the winter.