Gadwall is first ocean going ship

On Thursday afternoon, just hours before an expected blizzard, the Hong Kong flagged and Chinese crewed Gadwall came into port. Last year, the ship was here at the end of its maiden voyage; this year it is the first salt water ship of the season. This year’s celebration planned for the ship was postponed until Monday.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-11-2008
Kenneth Newhams :