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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 06:58 am:

Where is the Mesabi Miner from?

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:05 am:

It's from Wilmington, Delaware.
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By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:07 am:

Our prayers are with the family & friends of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych on his tragic death yesterday. Thanks for the memories Mark - and for being NMU's Homecoming Grand Marshall. You'll be missed

By Carole (Carole) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:07 am:

Mesabi Miner from Wilmington Delaware.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:07 am:

Lorain, OH

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:26 am:

The Paul Tregurtha tried to back into the LS&I dock yesterday at about 3PM and ran aground just at tthe end of the dock! She was deeper loaded with coal than the Mesabi Miner in the above picture. I didn't stick around to see if she got free or not.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:43 am:

I found it sad to read that the ore freighter traffic is slower now than one year ago. Hope that changes for the better.

By FJL (Langoman) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:59 am:

`TEA PARTIES` across the nation tomorrow. If you can, show your support by your attendance........FJL

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 11:46 am:

Hear, hear FJL!

Have to work, so may not be at one, but will be watching all the coverage tomorrow night. It's time to send a message to our elected officials!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 12:25 pm:

Great Pic's of the freighters!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 02:26 pm:

Good photos.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 05:14 pm:

Titanic Stuff: Yesterday, my sister and I saw the traveling exhibit of the Titanic at the Museaum of Idaho in Idaho Falls. It was well worth the visit...especially renting the audio phones to use at the marked exhibits. We were there 2.5 hours trying to absorb it all. If you get the chance, see this exhibit when it gets to your area.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 10:48 pm:

I don't think the Mesabi Miner is from Wilmington, Del. It's just registered there as an American MV. Like many others are.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 05:43 am:

This is what I found Kenjamimi............
The keel for this "super carrier", the fourth of thirteen "1,000 footers" built for various American flag carriers on the Great Lakes, was laid at the American Ship Building Company's Lorain, OH yard on May 15, 1975 as their hull # 906. The bow and stern sections were built at Lorain and the 550' (167.64m) mid-body was built at Am Ship's Toledo, OH yard. The completed mid-body was towed to Lorain and moved into the drydock in mid-October of 1976 to be joined to the stern section. Hull # 906 was built at a cost of $45.1 million. The new, giant self-unloader was one of a number of American ships built under Title XI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1970 which allowed U.S. shipping companies to build new vessels or modernize their existing fleets by government guaranteed financing and tax deferred benefits.

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