The Olympic Mentor sat at anchor off the Duluth piers …

… between the Calliroë Patronicola (left) and the Rebecca (right) as the week before Thanksgiving began in Duluth Minnesota. The Olympic Mentor is waiting to load barley for Tunisia at both the Gavilon (formerly Peavey) and CHS2 (formerly Harvest States) terminals in the harbor. The Calliroe Patronicola is waiting to load durum wheat for Italy at CHS1 and the Rebecca is waiting to load durum wheat for Tunisia at CHS1.  The Federal Elbe is loading grain at Riverland (formerly Cargill) today. Seven more salt water ships are expected here by November 21st.

Federal Elbe: First saltwater ship of 2010

Arrived: April 7, 2010 at 6:14 am
The Cyprus-flagged Federal Elbe became the first saltwater ship of the season when she came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on April 7, 2010 at 6:14 am.
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She began her voyage in Italy and will load (below) nearly 23,700 tons of durum wheat for pasta production in Italy.
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Click here for more about the Federal Elbe.

Federal Elbe enters harbor to crowds

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The Federal Elbe came into port on July 2nd last year (above), just in time to celebrate Fourth Fest at Bayfront Park. It came into port last night, about a week too early to do the same. It will be loading bentonite at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth. The Federal Elbe is a relatively new ship, built in China in 2003. It is bright red.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-28-2006

Federal Elbe hears Blues fest

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The Federal Elbe came into port Saturday evening while the city’s 4th Fest was in progress at Bayfront Park. The Polish crew (and one Filipino) loaded bentonite and probably departed Duluth for Great Britain early this morning. Photo taken July 2, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-04-2005