BBC France taking on cargo

On Friday morning, longshoremen at Lake Superior Warehousing Company loaded the last cargo of the year from the Port Terminal into a salt water ship. The Port’s two gantry cranes slowly lowered an electrical module into the hold of the BBC France (above). That done, workers secured the cargo, closed up the hold and waited for a relief captain to come aboard. He arrived in the early afternoon and took his ship under the Lift Bridge around 2:30 pm. With the good weather, he should have no trouble getting out of the St. Lawrence Seaway system before it closes for the winter. They will head over to Iceland to discharge their cargo. The last salt water ship of the year, the Federal Margaree, was set to depart late last night with a cargo of grain.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-16-2006
Kenneth Newhams :