Gantry cranes at work

The Beluga Formation discharged wind turbine tower base units at the Port Terminal Saturday. Above, both cranes (the #2 is visible) have lifted the unit out of the ship’s hold and are moving it to a waiting truck. They were loaded in Spain and are going to the Tatanka wind farm in North Dakota. The Marlene Green was expected in port very early this morning with wind turbine tower sections (4 to each tower) loaded in Indonesia and going to Minnesota Power’s wind energy generation facility being built near U. S. Steel’s Minntac Mine in Mountain Iron. Lake Superior Warehousing Company at the Port Terminal will be discharging both ships today, starting at 7 am. Photo taken on November 17, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-18-2007
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