Beluga Efficiency unloads

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Today is a day for 1,000 foot lakers and the salt water vessel Beluga Efficiency. The saltie came in with wind turbine parts on October 14th but then had to wait at the Port Terminal before it could move over to the AGP elevator next door to load grain. It is expected to complete loading later today and then depart the port. Above, it is at the Port Terminal on October 15th discharging wind turbines. The American Century and the Paul R. Tregurtha were expected here very early this morning. Both will be loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. The Tregurtha, the largest boat on the Great Lakes, will be making a short trip up the North Shore to deliver the coal to Minnesota Power at Taconite Harbor. It will return mid-week to load coal for its usual destination, Detroit Edison. Photo taken on October 15, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-22-2007