Party begins with Lithuanian song

The Lithuanian flagged and owned Kapitonas Andzejauskas was the first ocean ship to arrive last year. A Lithuanian couple, the Tribys, from Wisconsin, heard about it and came up to join the Port Authority’s first ship arrival party. They were born in Klaipeda, which is also the home port of the ship. Mrs Tribys let it be known that her husband could sing the Lithuanian national anthem. He was soon asked and he gladly agreed to open the festivities with a very robust version of the song.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-22-2005
Kenneth Newhams :