Kapitonas Andzejauskas: First saltwater ship of 2004

Arrived: April 10, 2004 at 4:40 pm
Lithuanian ships usually fly Lithuanian flags. Unfortunately for John and Birute Tribys, there were no Lithuanians on board. The home port of the Kapitonas Andzejauskas is Klaipeda, a Lithuanian port on the Baltic Sea. The arrival of this Lithuanian ship attracted the attention of the Tribys. They live in Wisconsin but came up to Superior to check out the ship. When I arrived for the welcome party, they came over to my car and introduced themselves. Birute pointed to the name “Klaipeda” on the stern of the ship and said, “That is where we were born.” She was quite excited. Later, when we found that John was a good singer and sang the Lithuanian national anthem, he was happy to open the party with a robust version of the song, and we all showed him our appreciation.
The CHS grain facility loaded 10,150 metric tons of wheat destined for Italy.

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