Chromium ore loading to Federal Patroller

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The Federal Patroller departed the Twin Ports last night with a cargo of chromium ore for Sweden. A sister ship, the Federal Power, was expected to arrive here last night. It will also be loading chromium ore at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth and taking it to Sweden. Above, the Federal Patroller is seen behind some of the chromium ore that was being loaded on to it Sunday evening and is now being loaded into the Federal Power. The chromium ore was brought here by train from a stockpile created in World War II near Columbus, Montana. The ore will be used in Sweden in the making of steel. Photo taken on April 30, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-01-2007

Federal Patroller has had many names

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On April 19th, the Federal Patroller departed Montreal for Burns Harbor to discharge general cargo. On the 24th, it left Burns Harbor for Duluth, arriving Sunday around 5 pm (above). It was last here in April, 2004 but it was called the Atlantic Patroller. Built in 1999, it has also been named the Atlantic Pride, the Seaboard Rover and the African Patroller. It is the first of two ships that will be loading chromium ore at the Hallett Dock in the next couple days. Both ships will carry the cargo to Sweden where it is used in the making of steel.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-30-2007