Diezeborg gets friendly welcome

After a couple days at anchor off the Duluth piers, the Dutch flagged Diezeborg came into port late Sunday afternoon (above). It is loading beet pulp pellets now and may depart later today. Other salt water ships expected today include the Greenwing, Chios Pride and Federal Hudson. The Kinsman Independent loaded flour from here for Buffalo for many years. The boat was deactivated several years ago, but now has a new life as the Canadian flagged Voyageur Independent. It is expected later today for the first visit under the new name and flag.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-03-2006
Kenneth Newhams :