BBC Plata here for grain

The BBC Plata departed Duluth on Saturday afternoon (above). She spent about 36 hours in port loading grain at the CHS terminal in Superior. It was the ship’s second trip to the Twin Ports. It also loaded grain here last July. The Cason J. Callaway probably has arrived in port with a cargo of limestone. It will likely leave early this afternoon to load iron ore pellets at Two Harbors. A Dutch ship called the Liamare will be making its first trip to the Twin Ports today. It was built in 1999 and is bringing wind turbine parts into port.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-01-2008

BBC Plata and summer fun

The Canadian Miner came into the port on Tuesday afternoon to load grain at the CHS grain terminal in Superior. Yesterday afternoon, the BBC Plata arrived off the Duluth piers and dropped its anchor while it waits for the Canadian Miner to complete loading. They are expected to trade places sometime this afternoon. While at anchor the BBC Plata provided a nice backdrop to a Duluth summer tradition. Photo taken on July 25, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-26-2007