Federal Weser arrives with a splash

The Federal Weser blew into town on Monday afternoon, October 15, 2007 (above). Built in China in 2002, she is making her 6th visit to the Twin Ports, the last one in October, 2005. She is currently loading spring wheat, soy beans and flax for Antwerp, Belgium. If not delayed by weather, she will leave late tonight. Like many Fednav ships, the Federal Weser is named for a river, this one in West Germany. Also like many Fednav ships, she is painted bright red. Photo taken on October 15, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-17-2007
Kenneth Newhams :