Bluewing ducks around the dredge

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 … [Read more...]

Bluewing welcome party

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, … [Read more...]

Bluewing 3rd visit to Duluth

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 … [Read more...]

Bluewing to anchor off Duluth piers

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 … [Read more...]