Jumbo Spirit bound for Spain

Longshoremen at Lake Superior Warehousing and the crew on the Jumbo Spirit completed loading the ship with wind turbine blades Monday afternoon. They will likely depart the port for Spain later today. The last blades were placed on the weather deck or top deck. Each blade is fitted with two braces, one at each end. They were used to place and hold the blade on a truck as it arrived here and then to place it on the deck of the ship. Once they are sitting on one of the ship’s decks, iron workers from Lakehead Construction welded the braces to the deck. Above, Brian Kachinski from Lakehead is welding one of those braces holding a blade on the weather deck on Monday afternoon. This ship is going across the Atlantic Ocean and this cargo is built to catch the wind. The welds and additional tie downs make the cargo and the deck secure for the long trip to Spain. Photo taken on November 05, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-06-2007
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