The flooding here in the Northland has not only caused problems for us but also other communities. Mrs. Rayman was in Cornucopia WI. yesterday enjoying a day away from yours truly with her sister Maureen, when they noticed a barge in the harbor.

Residents of the community informed her about the giant sludge removal effort taking place to remove the sludge, some of which drifted down from our area, and ended up on the south shore of Lake Superior.

Machinery is loaded on a barge which goes out to the harbor and lifts the sludge onto the barge.  After the barge is full it goes into the port where it is unloaded . While loading the sludge, the back end of the loader would often lift off the barge.