Federal Kushiro and sea smoke

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The Federal Kushiro came into port on Friday morning, just before sunrise (above) and is now loading wheat for Northern Europe at the CHS terminal in Superior. The brand new Rosaire A. Desgagnés was expected just before sunrise this morning. The Coast Guard ice breaker Biscayne Bay did arrive in Duluth last night after several days of windy weather on Lake Superior. Today will likely be a recovery day before checking out the harbor ice situation on Sunday. The Daviken spent the night at anchor off the Duluth piers and will come in to load wheat at the Peavey elevator sometime after 10 am this morning. Photo taken on December 07, 2007
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-08-2007

Federal Kushiro first visit to Twin Ports

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Originally the Federal Kushiro was supposed to join the Ziemia Gnieznienska at anchor (right, in back) off the Duluth piers, but plans were changed and the Panamanian flagged vessel came in last night around 6 pm (above). The Ziemia Gnieznienska is expected to come in this afternoon to begin loading durum wheat for Morocco. The Federal Kushiro is loading wheat for Casablanca. It is the first visit to Duluth for the 624 foot ship, despite the fact that it was built in 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-22-2006