American Spirit exits Duluth ship canal

The American Spirit is here today for the 5th time this season. The first four trips found it loading taconite at the Burlington Northern dock in Superior. Today, it is loading taconite at the CN dock in West Duluth (formerly the DM&IR). Two salt water ships will be departing today. One of them, the Pontoporos, will be taking durum wheat to Algeria. The wheat is often used there to make couscous, a dish that can include a variety of other ingredients including lamb, beef and vegetables.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-02-2006
Kenneth Newhams :