Still working at the other end …

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… of the St. Lawrence Seaway system. René Beauchamp took this photo of the Bluebill and Federal Leda on February 15, 2016 while they were anchored off Sorel-Tracy, about 50 miles from Montreal, on the St Lawrence River. Bluebill (left) has waited to go up the river to load grain at Elevator 4 in Montreal since January 23. Federal Leda (right) has a cargo of sugar and will eventually go to section 46  to unload. Her fleetmate Federal Sutton is there now. The Seaway is closed now, but will reopen on March 23. Thank you René for sharing the pictures and information with us at this end.

Bluebill here for wheat

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The Bluebill arrived Thursday evening to load wheat for Venezuela. This is her second trip to Duluth. Last year she was here loading soy beans and durum wheat for Antwerp, Belguim, and Finland, after which she went to St. Petersburg, Russia to load more cargo. She has a crew of 18, mostly from Ukraine. The captain is from India. Photo taken July 28, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-30-2005

Bluebill first Duluth visit

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The Bluebill came into port yesterday. It is loading soybeans and durum wheat for Antwerp and Finland. Launched this spring in China, this is the second trip into the Great Lakes for the ship, the first to Duluth. It carries a crew of 18. The Captain is from Poland and the other officers and crew come from Ukraine.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-05-2004