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Escanaba Vessel Passage
                          By Jim Grill

UPDATE:  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
This will be the last report for some time.
 
Thursday, December 21
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1000
 
Saturday, December 22
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1600
 
Monday, December 24
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 2200
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 2300
 
Tuesday, December 25
Merry Christmas
 
Thursday, December 27
Str. Wilfred Sykes
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Happy New Year to All, may 2002 bring some relief
to the lake shipping industry, and the mines, and
railroads that service them, from the depressed maket
that we are currently experiencing at the present time.

UPDATE:  DECEMBER 11, 2001
 
Wednesday, December 12
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1800
 
Saturday, December 15
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1900
 
Monday, December 17
Str. Wilfred Sykes
 
Thursday, December 20
Str. Wilfred Sykes

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Tuesday, December 4
Str. Wilfred Sykes, departed

Monday, December 10
Str. Wilfred Sykes

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
 
Tuesday, November 27
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Friday, November 30
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Wednesday, December 5
Str. Wilfred Sykes

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
 
Thursday, November 15
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1100
 
Tuesday, November 20
MV Oglebay Norton
 
Thursday, November 22
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Saturday, November 24
Bge Great Lakes Trader

UPDATE:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
 
Friday, November 2
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1800
MV Paul R. Tregurtha, ETA 2230
 
Monday, November 5
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, ETA 0600
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 0700
 
Thursday, November 8
Str. Wilfred Sykes
 
Sunday, November 11
MV Mesabi Miner

UPDATE:  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
 
Wednesday, October 17
MV Columbia Star, 1300 Departed
Bge. Great Lakes Trader, 1315 Loading
 
Thursday, October 18
MV James R. Barker, ETA 1400
 
Tuesday, October 23
MV Mesabi Miner, ETA 0200
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1400
 
Friday, October 26
MV Joseph L. Block

UPDATE:  OCTOBER 2
 
Sunday, October 7
Str. Wilfred Sykes
 
Wednesday, October 10
Bge. Great Lakes Trader
 
Thursday, October 11
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Saturday, October 13
Bge. Great Lakes Trader
MV Mesabi Miner
 
Sunday, October 14
Bge Joseph H. Thompson
 
Monday, October 15
MV Columbia Star

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Tuesday, September 25
MV Mesabi Miner, 1300 loading

Thursday, September 27
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 0500

Friday, October 5
MV Mesabi Miner

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
 
Tuesday, September 18
MV Oglebay Norton, loading
 
Friday, September 21
Str. Wilfred Sykes
 
Tuesday, September 25
MV James R. Barker

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Listed below are the scheduled vessels
for dates indicated.  Occasonially
schedules change and will not be reflected
below.
 
Tuesday, September 4
MV Joseph L. Block, @ dock 1313
 
Friday, September 7
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 0200
Str. Wilfred Sykes, 0700
 
Saturday, September 8
MV Mesabi Miner
 
Wednesday, September 12
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson
MV James R. Barker
 
Friday, September 14
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson

UPDATE:  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Listed below are the scheduled 
vessels for dates indicated.
Occasonially schedules change
and are not reflected below.
 
Friday, August 24
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1130
 
Saturday, August 25
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson
MV Mesabi Miner, ETA 1800
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 2359
 
Tuesday, August 28
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson 
MV Mesabi Miner
Str. Wilfred Sykes
MV James R. Barker
 
Wednesday, August 29
Bge. Great Lakes Trader
 
Friday, August 31
Bge. Great Lakes Trader
 
Sunday, September 2
Str. Herbert C. Jackson

UPDATE:  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
Listed below are the scheduled vessels
for dates indicated. Occasonially schedules change and are not reflected 
below.
 
Friday, August 17
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1830
 
Wednesday, August 22
MV Mesabi Miner, ETA PM
 
Thursday, August 23
Str. Middletown, ETA PM
 
Friday, August 24
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA PM
 
Saturday, August 25
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson
MV Mesabi Miner
Str. Kaye E. Barker

UPDATE:  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
Listed are the scheduled vessels;
occsionally vessels are re-routed
and do not appear here
 
Friday, August 10
MV Mesabi Miner, 1048 just about loaded
Str. Kaye E. Barker, ETA PM
 
Sunday, August 12
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA AM
MV Mesabi Miner, ETA PM
 
Monday, August 13
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 0200
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA PM
 
Wednesday, August 15
MV Mesabi Miner, ETA PM
 
Saturday, August 18
MV Mesabi Miner, ETA PM

UPDATE:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
 
Wednesday, August 1
Bge. Great Lakes Trader, departed
Str. Buckeye, loading
 
Thursday, August 2
Str. Wilfred Sykes ETA Midnight
 
Sunday, August 5
Str. Middletown, ETA 0400
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1600
 
Wednesday, August 8
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 0200
 
Thursday, August 9
MV Mesabi Miner, ETA 0100
 
Friday, August 10
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1500
Str. Kaye E. Barker

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JULY 24
Listed below are the scheduled
vessels; sometimes other vessels
are re-routed, and do not appear here.
 
Friday, July 27
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA AM
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA PM
 
Sunday, July 29
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA PM


UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JULY 10

Saturday, July 14
Str. Wilfred Sykes

Monday, July 16
MV Joseph L. Block

Thursday, July 19
MV Joseph L. Block

Saturday, July 21
Str. Kaye E. Barker

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JULY 3
 
Tuesday, July 4 - Happy 4th
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA PM
 
Saturday, July 7
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA AM

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JUNE 19
 
Tuesday, June 19
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1400
 
Wednesday, June 20
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1600
 
Saturday, June 23
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA AM

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JUNE  12

Tuesday, June 12
Str. Wilfred Sykes

Friday, June 15
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA PM

Monday, June 18
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA AM

Wednesday, June 20
MV Joseph L. Block,

These are the only scheduled vessels at this time, Interlake could devert 
a vessel or two in this time frame.

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JUNE 5
 
Wednesday, June 6
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Friday, June 8
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 0600
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1700
 
Monday, June 11
MV Joseph L. Block

UPDATE:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Wednesday, May 30
MV Joseph L. Block, loading
Str. Charles M. Beeghly (?)

Thursday, May 31
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha (?)

Friday, June  1
MV Joseph L. Block

Saturday, June 2
Str. Wilfred Sykes

Monday, June 4
MV Joseph L. Block

UPDATE:  WEDN ESDAY, MAY 23
 
Wednesday, May 23
Str. Buckeye, ETA 2000
 
Thursday, May 24
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha, ETA 0800
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 2000
 
Saturday, May 26
Str. Buckeye,  ETA 0200
Str. Wilfred Sykes, KETA 0800
 
Sunday, May 27
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1000
 
Tuesday, May 29
MV Joseph L. Block

UPDATE:  THURSDAY, MAY 17

Wednesday, May 16
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha

Friday, May 18
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 0500

Sunday, May 20
Str. Charles M. Beeghly, ETA 1500

Tuesday, May 22
MV Joseph L. Block

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, MAY 8
 
Tuesday, May 8
Str. Wilfred Sykes, loading
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha, ETA 1700
 
Wednesday, May 9
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 0200
 
Thursday, May 10
Str. Charles M. Beeghly ETA 2100
 
Friday, May 11
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1500
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1600
Bge. Great Lakes Trader, ETA 1800

UPDATE:  THURSDAY, APRIL 19
Thursday, April 19
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, departed

Friday, April 20
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1000
Str. Charles M. Beeghly

Sunday, April 22
MV Joseph L. Block

Wednesday, April 25
Str. Wilfred Sykes
MV Joseph L. Block

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, APRIL 10
 
Tuesday, April 10
 
MV Mesabi Miner, loading
MV Joseph L. Block, @ dock
 
Sunday, April 15, Happy Easter
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Monday, April 16
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha
 
Tuesday, April 17
MV Joseph L. Block
 
Thursday, April 19
Str. Wilfred Sykes

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, APRIL 3

Thursday, April 5
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 0200

Saturday, April 7
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha, ETA 0900
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1600

Monday, April 9
Str. Herbert C. Jackson, ETA 0800

Tuesday, April 10
MV Joseph L. Block
Str. Charles M. Beeghly

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, MARCH 27
 
Wednesday, March 28
Bge. Joseph H. Thomspon, ETA 1200
 
Thursday, March 29
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha, ETA 0100
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1600
 
Saturday, March 31
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson
MV Mesabi Miner
 
Sunday, April 1
MV Joseph L. Block
Str. E. J. Block
MV L. E. Block
Str Phillip D. Block
 
Monday, April 2
Bge. Joseph H. Thomspon

UPDATE:  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21


Wednesday, March 21
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, ETA 1800


Thursday, March 22
MV Paul R. Tregurtha, ETA 1400
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 2300


Friday, March 23
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, ETA 1400


Saturday, March 24
Str. Herbert C. Jackson, ETA 1900


Sunday, March  25
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, ETA Noon
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1400
Str. Lee A. Tregurtha, ETA 1500

UPDATE:  MARCH  6

Monday, March 12
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, Tug Joe Jr

Wednesday, March 14
MV Joseph L. Block

Thursday, March 15
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, Tug Joe Jr

Saturday, March 17
HAPPY SAINT PATRICK' S DAY

Sunday, March 18
MV Joseph L. Block
Bge. Joseph H. Thompson, Tug Joe Jr

Monday, March 19
MV Paul R. Tregurtha

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

Wednesday, January 24
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 0900

This will be the last load out of Escanaba
for the season 2000/200l.  

UPDATE:  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

Wednesday, January 17
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1500

Thursday, January 18
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1400

Friday, January 19
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 2000

Sunday, January 21
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 0001 

Monday, January 22
Str. Wilfred Sykes

Tuesday, January 23
MV Joseph L. Block

UPDATE:  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

Tuesday, January 9
Bge. Great Lakes Trader, loading

Wednesday, January 10
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA Midnight
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA Noon

Thursday,  January 11
Bge. Great Lakes Trader

Friday, January 12
Str. Wilfred Sykes
MV Joseph L. Block

Saturday, January 13
Bge. Great Lakes Trader

Sunday, January 14
Str. Wilfred Sykes

Monday, January 15
MV Joseph L. Block

These three vessels will run Escanaba, Indiana Harbor in rotation.
The Great Lakes Trader is scheduled up to January 29th on this
run.  Unkown yet on the Block and Sykes as to how long, beyond 
the 15th, to maybe the 24th.

UPDATE:   TUESDAY, JANUARY 2

Tuesday, January 2
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1500

Wednesday, January 3
Str. Herbert C. Jackson, ETA 0700
Bge. Great Lakes Trader, ETA Noon 

Thursday, January 4
MV Joseph L. Block, ETA 1000
Str. Wilfred Sykes, ETA 1800

Saturday, January 6
Bge. Great Lakes Trader
MV Joseph L. Block
Str. Wilfred Sykes

Monday, January 8
Bge. Great Lakes Trader

Tuesday, January 9
MV Joseph L. Block

Vessel                   # of Visits
JOSEPH L. BLOCK          69
WILFRED SYKES            66
JOSEPH H. THOMPSON       23
GREAT LAKES TRADER       19
LEE A. TREGURTHA         14
CHARLES M. BEEGHLY       9
KAYE E. BARKER           8
HERBERT C. JACKSON       8
RESERVE                  5
ELTON HOYT 2ND           5
MESABI MINER             4
JAMES R. BARKER          3
COLUMBIA STAR            3
PATHFINDER               2
BUCKEYE                  2
OGLEBAY NORTON           1
ARMCO                    1
FRED R. WHITE JR.        1

Escanaba loaded 243 cargoes of taconite into 18 different vessels in 2000
and shipped over 7 million tons.
By comparison, Escanaba loaded 247 vessels in 1999.





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