American Mariner visits the Twin Ports

I was asking about Skaftafell and people looked down on the ground for their Skaftas. No, the ship named the Skaftafell. It is coming to Duluth to load very large electrical modules to take to Iceland. The BBC India was here earlier loading the same modules for Iceland. It turns out that Skaftafell is the name of a National Park in Iceland that is close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. This is a good day for ship names. The Nina and the Flinterduin should be departing with grain, as will or did the Beluga Indication. And, closer to home, the American Mariner makes its 27th visit today. Photo taken June 25, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-19-2006
Kenneth Newhams :