Federal Ems arriving port of Duluth

Earlier this week, the Federal Ems arrived off the Duluth piers and dropped anchor to wait for the Herbert C. Jackson to complete loading grain at the CHS terminal in Superior. The Jackson departed at 1:15 Wednesday afternoon. The Federal Ems was already in port, coming in about an hour earlier (above). Named after the Ems River in Germany, the ship is loading wheat to take to Ravenna, Italy, a port connected to the Adriatic Sea by canal. Wheat taken from the Twin Ports to Italy is often used to make pasta. Photo taken on September 24, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-25-2008

Three boats in the Duluth harbor

After a wait at anchor off the Duluth piers, the Federal Ems came into port today (Wednesday, September 24th, 2008) to load grain. The Vista King was right behind her giving tourists a close up view of the action. The tug North Dakota is at right, moving in to help the Federal Ems make her way to the CHS dock in Superior.

Federal Ems and Blues Fest

Roxanne Potvin (above) was the only member of the Blues Caravan Women that made it to the Bayfront Blues Festival on Friday afternoon but she put on a great show for the crowd. Of course, she was backed up nicely by the beautiful Federal Ems moving slowly to the Lift Bridge on her way to Morocco with a cargo of wheat. Her Polish and Indian crew had just finished loading it at the CHS grain terminal in Superior. They should arrive in Morocco on the 23rd of August. Photo taken on August 10, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-11-2007