Beluga Formation brings towers

The Beluga Formation returned to Duluth on Friday afternoon (above), bringing another load of wind turbine parts from Spain. She brought a similar cargo here on October 1st. This load has 124 pieces, some vary large, as the ones on the deck of the ship above indicate. They are base units, or the towers that hold the wind turbines high. Each base is made of 3 base units. There are no blades on this ship, but there are pieces for 13 wind turbines. Longshoremen and operating engineers (crane operators) and others will be at the Port Terminal at 7 this morning to begin discharging the cargo. Photo taken on November 16, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-17-2007
Kenneth Newhams :