Bluewing welcome party

After several days at anchor off the Duluth piers, the Chinese built Bluewing has been loading spring wheat for Colombia. The ship is expected to depart Duluth late this afternoon. It was built in 2002, and arrived in Duluth in November of that year at the end of its maiden voyage. That was cause for a party in the pilot house of the ship, catered by the ship’s galley staff, including, above, on the right, chief cook Ravlo Rudy and steward Lena Baranchykova at left. The menu included shish kabobs and stuffed mushrooms and a cake baked by chief cook Rudy. After the party, the Ukrainian crew loaded spring and durum wheat destined for Ecuador. It was back twice in 2004 and hasn’t been back until this trip.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-18-2006
Kenneth Newhams :