Sunday, April 1, 2018

Chasing the Edgar B. Speer

The next ship was heading upbound as I was catching the Walter J. McCarthy.
 The Edgar B. Speer is another thousand footer.
 She can carry 73,700 tons of cargo and is equipped with a shuttle unloading system.
 Because of this system, she can only service a couple ports.  She can go to the port in Gary and the port in Conneaut.  In this instance, she was returning from the port in Conneaut, Ohio.  She would have been delivering taconite there.
 I decided to head up to the St. Clair to catch another ship again.  The Speer was returning to Two Harbors, MN.
A closeup of her pilothouse.

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