Bluewing ducks around the dredge

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The corner of the Duluth harbor by Bayfront Park was a busy place on Saturday. The Marine Tech dredge has been there for a couple weeks (and will be there until the ice comes back). The Greenwing came under the Lift Bridge at 2:30 and went to the AGP elevator to load grain (background). An hour and twenty minutes later, a sister ship, the Bluewing, arrived and moved into the berth at Cargill, just next door to AGP. Both ships are 611 feet long, were built in China in 2002 and were named after ducks. Photo taken on September 22, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-23-2007

Bluewing welcome party

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After several days at anchor off the Duluth piers, the Chinese built Bluewing has been loading spring wheat for Colombia. The ship is expected to depart Duluth late this afternoon. It was built in 2002, and arrived in Duluth in November of that year at the end of its maiden voyage. That was cause for a party in the pilot house of the ship, catered by the ship’s galley staff, including, above, on the right, chief cook Ravlo Rudy and steward Lena Baranchykova at left. The menu included shish kabobs and stuffed mushrooms and a cake baked by chief cook Rudy. After the party, the Ukrainian crew loaded spring and durum wheat destined for Ecuador. It was back twice in 2004 and hasn’t been back until this trip.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-18-2006

Bluewing 3rd visit to Duluth

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The Chinese built Bluewing was here in August (above, at anchor and waiting for a dock). It came into port on Saturday afternoon and should be departing sometime this afternoon. It was first launched in February, 2002 and made its first visit to the Twin Ports in November of that same year. This is her third visit.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-29-2004

Bluewing to anchor off Duluth piers

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The Chinese built Bluewing arrived in Duluth on November 14, 2002. It was launched into service in February of the same year. Today, it is making the first return visit since then and will likely be at anchor off the Duluth piers until early Monday morning. Photo taken November 15, 2000.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-28-2004