Voyageur Independent is blue!

The Canadian flagged Voyageur Independent came under the Lift Bridge on Monday evening at 9:24. The boat has done the same thing many times when it was called the Kinsman Independent but this is the first trip for the newly named, and re-flagged, Voyageur Independent. The Kinsman was painted red, the Voyageur, a bright and distinctive blue. It will begin loading grain this morning. They will take that cargo the entire length of the St. Lawrence Seaway System where the grain will be offloaded to salt water vessels for shipment to ports in other parts of the world.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-05-2006
Kenneth Newhams :