Federal Danube discharges steel coils

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The Federal Danube came into port at 6:13 on Sunday morning and went straight to the Port Terminal to discharge steel coils (above). Just to the left of the ship, you may be able to make out the field of white tubes across the slip from the ship. They are the wind turbine parts that have been discharged from several ships this year. They are waiting to be transported to a wind farm in Iowa. The American Integrity is probably here loading coal for Consumers Energy in Muskegon, Michigan. It should be departing around noon, the same time that the Kaye E. Barker is expected here to load iron ore pellets.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-12-2008

Federal Danube with steel coils

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The Federal Danube is due here this evening with a cargo of steel coils to discharge at the Port Terminal before going to the Hallett Dock to load bentonite for Gdansk, Poland. The ship arrived in Montreal on April 28th, going into the Seaway to discharge coils at Burns Harbor before coming to Duluth to discharge the remaining coils. The Federal Danube includes sailors from Poland, Russia and the Philippines. The captain coming into the port was from Poland. He will be relieved by another captain from Poland who will be arriving by plane later today. Above, the Federal Danube is seen entering the Duluth ship canal in September, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-10-2008

Federal Danube enters Duluth ship canal

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The Federal Danube arrived in Duluth on Wednesday afternoon to load durum wheat for Ravenna, Italy. The Federal Danube has a mixed crew that includes sailors from Poland, Croatia and the Philippines, among other nationalities. The ship and its crew are never really home in one place. Home is the world and the crew gets on and off at many different times and places. Today, a new first mate is flying into Duluth from Poland to replace the current first mate who will be flying home to Yugoslavia later today. Above, the Federal Danube made the turn into the Duluth ship canal from the outer anchorage on Wednesday afternoon. Photo taken on September 19, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-20-2007

Lake Ontario arrives with “The Birds”

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The wind died down and local longshoremen at AGP should complete loading the Lake Ontario today. The bright red salt water ship should be departing this afternoon, taking wheat, soy beans and flax seed to Ghent, Belgium. Above, the ship got an escort from local gulls as it entered the Duluth ship canal in October, 2002. The Pochard will be here today to load grain. Other vessels will be loading coal and taconite; still others will be here discharging salt and limestone. Photo taken on October 14, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-13-2007