Mike Romel, Chief Engineer, M/V Manistee
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Captain Ronald Brezinski, M/V Manistee
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, beginning to discharge its cargo of road salt at Hallett Dock 5 in Duluth.Duluth, Sep 29, 2006, Image 06-9662
The salt was loaded in Cleveland at the Cargill dock. The greenish color is a
chemical agent put on the salt that helps it stick on the roads.Duluth, Sep 29, 2006, Image 06-9684
has two unloading belts that deliver the cargo to a continuous
feed elevator system at the forward end of the ship.
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The elevator bucket system has become increasingly obsolete on the Great Lakes as technology
has moved to the continuous loop-belt systems on larger ships. For a ship the size of the Manistee
the bucket system is very efficient and takes very little physical space, maximizing the amount of cargo capacity.
Duluth, Sep 29, 2006, Image 06-9705
, built in 1943, is in its 2nd year of operation for Grand River Navigation.
The vessel makes an average of 115 trips a year, but rarely makes runs up to Lake Superior.
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A portion of the 13,800 ton cargo of salt destined for the winter road season in northern Minnesota.
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's unloading boom is mounted on a slewing table. Slewing tables, more common in the 1950s and 60s,
are nearly extinct on Great Lakes ships today. The Manistee
is likely the last one.
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Detail view of the chains on the slewing table. The table is used to rotate the unloading boom
to either the starboard, or port side of the vessel.
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Jeff Bowen, AB/Wheelsman
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Andrew Rose, Bosun
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After cabins of the Manistee
, from the spar deck. The Manistee
has 16 hatches and a capacity of approximately 16,000 tons.
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When the vessel was converted to a self-unloader in 1964, wings were added to the pilothouse for better visibility
when backing. On older ships like this, there is no "inside" entrance to the pilothouse...you have to go outside to go in.
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The big ship's wheel in the pilothouse, stationed behind the binnacle.
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is powered by a 2950 HP General Motors diesel engine.
The engine was installed in 1976, replacing the ship's original triple
expansion engine and steam plant.
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Mike Wesenberg is the Manistee
's 1st Assistant Engineer. Mike began
sailing in 1988 as a 3rd Assistant aboard the Cason J. Callaway
carries a crew of 18.
Duluth, Sep 29, 2006, Image 06-9699
Additional crew images
departs the Hallett Dock, shifting to load its second cargo
of taconite this season. The Manistee
normally trades on Lake Michigan,
Lake Huron and Lake Erie, hauling limestone, coal, foundry sand, slag, pet coke, and salt.
Duluth, Sep 29, 2006, Image 06-9772