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Roerborg was built in 2014, is 577 feet long and flies the flag of The Netherlands

Rosaire A. Desgagnes
Click here to see story about Third mate Daniel Schaafsma
The Roerborg departed Quebec on October 24, 2016 and arrived Duluth on October 30, 2016, her first trip to Duluth. She will load grain at CHS.


  1. Jenny Schaafsma says:

    Thanks for sharing these pictures.
    The 3th officer on the bridge wing is our son.
    So many miles away from home …
    But … so close because of these pics and the wonderful webcams in Duluth!
    Greetings from the Netherlands!

    • Pat Meisner says:

      From one mom (and also a grandma) to another…
      You are obviously very proud of your hard-working son!
      I happened to be online watching when your son’s ship arrived on Halloween. There is a short video clip of this ship’s arrival on (website of photographer Dennis O’Hara) – it also has audio, so you can hear the captain’s salute on the ship’s whistle and the lift bridge reply, as well as the loudspeaker from the Lake Superior Marine Museum (, two webcams there) announcing the ship’s arrival.
      Those of us who don’t live in Duluth also very much appreciate the webcams and the work of the webmasters who bring us such enjoyment.
      Grammie Pat
      West Saint Paul, Minnesota
      (suburb of St.Paul, some 150 miles south of Duluth)

      • Sietse and Jenny Schaafsma says:

        Hallo Pat!
        So nice to read your reply.
        We knew about the webcams so we were wachting the arrival too.
        A lot of his friends did the same … 🙂
        Two years ago Dan also visited Duluth as an apprentice.
        Last year he graduated and started to work as youngest officer.
        And yes: we are so proud of our only child (now a grown up man).
        We miss him, but due to webcams and wifi we can connect!
        We appreciate the people who made this possible (webcams Duluth and Duluth Shipping News).
        Greetings from the Netherlands!

  2. Fam. Gerritsen v/d Hoop says:

    Ha, die Daan.
    We. opa, Guus en oma hebben zien varen en naar he gezwaaid.
    Wat een grote boot is de Roerborg zeg. Leuk dat we je daar zagen staan on de vleugel.
    We wenen je een goede vaart en een behouden thuiskomst.
    Dag lieverd, we houden van je.
    Guus, Op en Oma Gerritsen van der Hoop Harlingen. Nederland.

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