They came with a shipment of coal and picked up some pellets from Cliffs.
Ice conditions put them around two weeks behind normal shipping season.
"Just love the freighters, just love taking pictures of the freighters. Just, uh, the first boats of the year. Excitement and uh spring has sprung, in the UP, I hope," said Rod Burdick,
They are expected to leave sometime Monday morning, but it all depends on weather conditions.