BBC Amazon getting loaded for Chile

The BBC Amazon appeared ready to depart the port last night after loading 40 wind turbine blades at the Port Terminal on Tuesday. Fourteen of the blades were on the weather deck and had to be secured to the deck, a job done by local welders after the blades have been loaded. Wind turbine blades are built to catch the wind. This ship is going down to Chile and will encounter lots of wind as it sails through the Atlantic to the Panama Canal and then down the Pacific along the west coast of South America to Chile. The photo was taken Tuesday morning at the Port Terminal. Each gantry crane has one end of a blade as they are slowly lowering the blade into the cargo hold. Photo taken on June 09, 2009
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-10-2009
Kenneth Newhams :