Marlene Green with wind turbine base units

There is not a lot of ship traffic for the Twin Ports today and even less than usual for the Duluth entry since the Lift Bridge will be closed for the Fireworks from 9 pm tonight to 1 am Saturday. The Paul R. Tregurtha should be coming under the bridge this morning but may have to leave using the Superior entry in the evening. The last of the two wind turbine ships, the Marlene Green, was expected to complete their cargo discharge yesterday and may have already departed the port. Above, on Thursday morning, the Port Terminal gantry crane hoisted a wind turbine base unit from the cargo hold of the Marlene Green and is about to set it on a waiting truck.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-04-2008
Kenneth Newhams :