Kapitonas A. Lucka

After discharging cargo in Burns Harbor, Indiana and Hamilton, Ontario, the Kapitonas A. Lucka will be here to load wheat. It was built in Ukraine in 1980 for the Russian fleet, operating out of Klaipeda, Lithuania. It was named Ivan Nesterov. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the ship, along with many sister ships, became a part of the Lithuanian Shipping Company, received a more Lithuanian name and was reflagged to Lithuania.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-03-2004
Kenneth Newhams :