Beluga Federation here for grain

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The Beluga Federation came into port at 2:30 on Thursday afternoon (above). It was built in 2006 and is loading grain. Midwest Energy Resources is still handling a lot of the action today. The Mesabi Miner finally got in and has likely departed earlier this morning. Two Canadian boats are due after the Mesabi Miner leaves, and then the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. will return for more coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Boats will be coming in for coal during the entire Memorial Day weekend.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-23-2008