Jumbo Spirit loads wind turbine blades

Last week, here in Duluth, the cargo hold of the Jumbo Spirit contained a reactor vessel and 2 transformers. They discharged the reactor vessel here and then went to Toledo to discharge the transformers. The ship came back to the Twin Ports on Saturday afternoon with empty cargo holds that are now being filled with wind turbine blades for Spain. You can see above the first three blades that were lowered onto the lowest deck of the ship’s single cargo hold on Sunday morning. When that deck was filled, a tween deck was created above it for more of the total of 27 blades they are loading. The weather deck, or top deck, will be placed over that and it will carry the last of the blades. That should happen later today. Photo taken on November 04, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-05-2007
Kenneth Newhams :