BBC France nearing Aerial Lift Bridge

The BBC France was set to arrive last night around midnight. This morning at 8 am, longshoremen at Lake Superior Warehousing Company will begin loading one very heavy prefabricated electrical module onto the ship. The ship will depart Duluth later today to take the module to Iceland where it will be used in an aluminum smelter operation being built there by Alcoa. Several other ships have taken the same cargo to Iceland this season. Leaving the port today also will be the Goldeneye, its cargo holds filled with bentonite for Poland. That should leave one more salt water ship this season. That would be the Federal Margaree, due here today to load grain. Above, the BBC France departs Duluth in early July, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-15-2006
Kenneth Newhams :