The Atlanticborg was built in 2012, is 465 feet long and flies the flag of The Netherlands

Atlantic Pendant
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The Atlanticborg arrived Duluth on July 8, 2012 with a cargo of wind turbine blades loaded in Denmark. After discharging them at the Port Terminal (above and below), the blades were transferred by truck to a Minnesota Power wind farm in North Dakota.
She then went out to the anchorage (below) to wait for the next job, loaded wind turbines blades made in North Dakota for delivery to wind farms in Brazil.
Back at the Port Terminal on July 16, above, trucks began to move the blades from a holding area to be loaded onto the Atlanticborg.
They were stacked in rows, 6 across within the cargo hold and then tied down on the deck of the ship.
Above she was ready to go, moving across the Duluth harbor (below) on her way to the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge and then onto Brazil.


  1. Saw her on 7/21/12 at 10:46 in the St Lawrence Seaway. Downbound at Alexandria Bay NY. Couldn’t find her in the Know Your Ships book. Had to google for the info. She’s so new she came out after the printing.

  2. Ron Kaiser says:

    P.S. We saw this ship at the Eisenhower Locks in Massena N.Y.

  3. Ron Kaiser says:

    Our family saw this ship Saturday July 21 2012. It was incredible to see.

  4. Michael says:

    I saw this ship on 7/18/2012 at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan with sixty windmill blades.

  5. Michael says:

    I saw this ship go thru the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan wed. night July 18th 2012. It is a beautiful ship. The crew said it had sixty wind turbine blades aboard.

  6. I didn’t see her, but Marinetraffic shows here at the east end of Lake Eire, just above Eire, PA at the Canadian & USA line.

  7. Erika Kortekaas says:

    I have to say I love watching the ships come in from the Netherlands!! This was truly an awesome day yesterday to see the ship anchored out in the lake.

  8. Suzanne says:

    The Dutch have some beautiful ships.

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