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First Lakers Depart Duluth-Superior Harbor

Updated: 03/22/2014 10:12 PM
Created: 03/22/2014 1:08 PM WDIO.com

The 767-foot Cason J. Callaway was the first ship to leave the Duluth-Superior Harbor for the 2014 shipping season.

The Callaway passed under the Aerial Lift Bridge at about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Presque Isle followed at about 8:00 p.m.

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Public Relations Manager Adele Yorde said the John G. Munson is scheduled for departure on Monday. Yorde said all three will be loading iron ore pellets in Two Harbors, where they will wait for the Mackinaw and two smaller Coast Guard cutters to intercept them and escort them to the Soo Locks.

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