Peter Roenna

Pilica was built in 1999, is 490 feet long and flies the flag of Malta

Previous names:
Pilica: 1999-2017
Astoria: 2017-

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The Pilicia has been to the Twin Ports many times since she was built in 1999. Above she is loading grain at Riverland Ag on September 9, 2015. Below, she is departing the Duluth ship canal on November 29, 2013 with a cargo of wheat she took to Venezuela.
During a visit to Duluth Superior in July, 2006, I took this picture of some of the Polish crew on the ship and a shot of the holds open and the grain pouring in at the HS1 dock in Superior.
Despite the Maltese flag, the Pilica is owned by the Polish Steamship Company; she was built in Poland and carries a Polish crew. In the picture above and below, taken Tuesday, July 23, 2000, she was brand new.


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