American Republic

It is an active and interesting day. The Magdalena Green is/was expected to come under the Lift Bridge this morning about 6:30. On her deck will be wind turbine blades, a beautiful sight to see, especially if the sun is rising behind the pure white blades as it arrives at the Lift Bridge. A local favorite, the Alpena, should already be here discharging cement. Also this morning, the American Republic will be here to discharge limestone. It is seldom seen here. It is a ‘river’ boat, usually taking taconite up the Cuyahoga River to ISG steel plants in Cleveland. Tonight, we send spring wheat to the Dominican Republic aboard the Chios Pride, and a combination of flax, soy beans and wheat on the Orsula, going to Ghent, Belgium.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-06-2006
Kenneth Newhams :