Federal Nakagawa loading durum wheat for Algeria

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Summer has finally arrived! We should see one and probably two salt water ships at anchor off the Duluth piers during the day. Both ships will be waiting to load grain at the CHS terminal in Superior. The Kwintebank carries a minimal crew of nine. On a previous trip, three were Dutch, one was from Ukraine and five were from the Philippines. The Federal Nakagawa will be loading durum wheat for Algeria. The ship is bright red. It probably will not come in until the weekend.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/14/2006

Federal Nakagawa here for wheat

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The Federal Nakagawa arrived Duluth on Friday on its maiden voyage. Built this year in Japan, the Indian crew should have departed early this morning with wheat for Italy, Malta and Spain.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-01-2005