Federal Oshima here to load grain

The Federal Oshima will be here today to load grain. Built in 1999 in Japan, it is 629 feet long, a little over 77 feet wide and bright red. It is built for easier passage through ice. The ship’s straight sides also enable it to carry packaged cargo.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/18/2005
Kenneth Newhams :