Arthur M. Anderson 001
The shipping season ends the first week of January on the Great Lakes. This is due to the freezing of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie. This week dozens of ore boats have travelled across Lake Superior moving as much ore as possible before ice over.
We saw two of the ice-covered boats outside of Two Harbors. As they crossed the big part of the lake huge waves and subzero temperatures coated the boats with ice.
There were two boats in the harbor when the Arthur M. Anderson approached Two Harbors so the Anderson anchored outside of Two Harbors between Silver Cliff and Encampment Island. I don’t think I have ever seen an ore boat that close to shore in this area. It made for some great photos.