BBC Ontario

The BBC Ontario came into port on June 13th to discharge 11 component sets (minus blades) of Siemens wind turbines loaded in Denmark. Each wind turbine has a cone shaped piece, called a spinner. It sits just in front of the hub, the piece that holds the three blades. The BBC Ontario had 11 spinners in their cargo hold. Above, you see the Port Terminal crane yesterday placing the last of 3 spinners it lifted out of the ship’s cargo hold onto a waiting truck that will carry them to another part of the Port Terminal. They will eventually go to a wind farm in Shelby, Montana. There is a delay at that work site, in part caused by the weather so the number of wind turbine pieces that have been discharged from ships here but are still waiting at the Port Terminal to be shipped to their final destination increases.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-16-2008
Kenneth Newhams :