Federal Leda arrives, 1st salt water ship of 2011 season …

She will load about 20,000  tons of durum wheat at CHS in Superior and then depart here to add about 10,000 tons of titanium slag in Sorel, Quebec in the St. Lawrence River. She will then cross the Atlantic and deliver the wheat to Bari, Italy and the slag to Piombino, Italy. The Federal Leda began her voyage in Constantza, Romania, where she loaded 21,000 metric tons of steel bars that she discharged in Windsor and Sault St. Marie, Ontario.

Both pictures taken Monday morning, April 11th just after the ship came under the Lift Bridge on her way to CHS. She was assisted by two Great Lakes tugs, the Kentucky on her stern and the North Carolina on the bow.

Kenneth Newhams :