There are a number of Great Lakes Ships in Superior for winter layup. The shipping season usually ends in mid January and resumes again around the third week in March. As you can see most of the ships are being worked on while they are in port for winter layup.
Burns Harbor At Lakehead Pipeline
Lee A. Tregurtha At Fraser Shipyards
Herbert C JacksonAt Fraser Shipyards
Paul R Tregurtha At Midwest Energy
The Herbert C Jackson has been in Fraser Shipyards since mid January undergoing a major upgrade. It was converted to a diesel-propulsion system. It also received a new paint job. This was a huge project for Fraser Shipyards in Superior, Wisconsin. Unfortunately things went south and the shipyard was slapped with huge fines because workers on the Jackson were exposed to high lead levels.
Every winter I try to drive around and photograph the ships that are spending winter layup in Duluth. This year there are seven ships that will be spending the winter in Duluth. They will remain in port until about the third week in March when the tugs will start freeing them from the winter ice. Most of them will undergo some maintenance work. This year the Herbert C. Jackson will spend six months in Fraser Shipyards where it will be repowered with state-of-the-art diesel engines.
Edwin H. Gott At Port Terminal
Philip R. Clarke At Port Terminal
Paul R. Tregurtha At Midwest Energy
Indiana Harbor At Embridge Docks
Herbert C Jackson At Fraser Shipyards
American Century At Port Terminal