Watch and listen as the Arubaborg opens the salt water season in Duluth

The Dutch flagged Arubaborg opened the salt water season in Duluth Minnesota. Watch her come into port.
After passing under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Friday afternoon, April 6, 2012 (see video above), then going back out to the anchorage and then in again on Sunday night, she was finally at the dock at CHS1 in Superior (below) to load durum wheat for Belgium on Monday morning
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Arubaborg: First saltwater ship of 2012

Arrived: April 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm
The 469-foot Arubaborg was the first saltwater ship to arrive in port in 2012, coming under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge at 12:43 pm on April 6, 2012. She began her voyage in Europe, stopping in Sault Ste. Marie to discharge steel pipe en route to the Twin Ports. The winner of the First Ship contest was just 40 minutes off the arrival time. And that was out of over 1,300 entries. The winner was from Oklahoma; she entered the contest on a whim, while she was making an online reservation at a local hotel.
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Algoma Quebecois

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Algoma Quebecois with the James R. Barker and the Arubaborg just behind