The Irma was expected to arrive off the Duluth piers last night and drop anchor, waiting to come in Monday morning to load both spring and durum wheat. It will then take the cargo to Morocco. Owned and operated by the Polish Steamship Company, it was built in 2000 and makes heavy use of computers. The ship uses an unmanned engine room, although an alarm will sound in the Chief Engineer’s room if a human is needed. Photo taken May 29, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-23-2006
Kenneth Newhams :