Kathrin one of Swiss merchant navy ships

The Swiss merchant navy is made up of 20 ocean going ships, despite the fact that Switzerland has no ocean port. One of those ships, the Kathrin, should arrive today and will drop anchor off the Duluth piers. The captain is Polish and most of the crew is from Bulgaria and Romania. It will load wheat here. Photo taken December 8, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-13-2004
Kenneth Newhams :