At 1:53 a.m. Monday, the Burns Harbor, operated by American Steamship Co., became the first laker to depart the Port of Duluth-Superior during the 2020 shipping season. She exited the Superior Entry, bound for her namesake harbor in Indiana, with a load of iron ore.

Built in 1980, the Burns Harbor was also the last commercial vessel into the Port of Duluth-Superior to close the 2019 shipping season, arriving Jan. 16.