Federal Hudson is big and red

The Federal St. Laurent came under the Lift Bridge on Sunday afternoon to load grain at the CHS terminal in Superior. This is the 11th trip here since it arrived on June 6, 1996 as a brand new, bright red ship. It is still red but with saltwater, locks and docks working away on it over the last 10 years, the bright is probably gone. The Federal Hudson is expected to arrive today for the 6th trip since it was built in 2000. Both are owned by the Fednav Group in Montreal. The Federal Hudson, like most Fednav ships, is also bright red. It has 9 sister ships in the fleet that are nearly identical. The Federal St. Laurent was built in China; the Hudson in Japan. Above, the Federal Hudson is seen arriving in Duluth in 2002 on its second trip to the Twin Ports , also its second trip here in that year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-23-2007
Kenneth Newhams :