Reserve Christmas
Original available (25x19 in.) $1200.00.
Giclee prints: (13 x 9 in.)$65.00, (20 X 14 in.) $85.00 and
(24 x 18 in.) $100.00. Pkg. of 6 Christmas cards/envelopes (5x7 in.) $18.00

In the midst of the 1998 Christmas season and a mere week before the holiday itself, the 767' long S/S Reserve departs the Murphy Fuel Dock in Duluth, MN. The Oglebay Norton Marine Co. vessel is outbound Duluth and headed for the Aerial Lift Bridge with a cargo of taconite pellets loaded at the Missabe Docks. With a destination of Toledo, OH, the Reserve will be back in Duluth within 6 days to carry another load of taconite to Toledo's Torco Docks, then to be railed inland to AK Steel in Middletown, OH. Few of the crew of 27 will be able to be with family for the holiday on a vessel so festively decorated with lights of the season, Christmas with family will have to be celebrated after the Reserve ties up for the winter in mid-January.
The Reserve was named in honor of Reserve Mining Co. whose mine was located in Babbitt, MN and shiploader was located at Silver, Bay, MN. Oglebay Norton had an extensive, long term contract with Reserve Mining, now called Cliffs Northshore Mining.

Giclee Prints 13" x 9" $65 Giclee Prints 24" x 18" $100


  Giclee Prints 20" x 14" $85   Original 20" x 14" $1200


  Pkg. of 6 Christmas cards/envelopes (5x7 in.) $18.00