Federal Rhine arriving Duluth harbor

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The Federal St. Laurent came into port on Saturday afternoon to load soy beans for Finland. It was the 130th and last salt water ship to come to the Twin Ports this year. That is 19 more than last year. That does not mean it will be the last salt water ship to depart Duluth. The Federal Rhine or the Federal St. Laurent, both in port, may take that honor, probably on Monday. Above, the Federal Rhine arrives Duluth in August, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-18-2005

Federal Rhine is red

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Many Fednav ships start with the name Federal, are red and are named after rivers. The Federal Rhine is all of these. It has been here 12 times since 1997 but not since August 12, 2002 (above). It should be cruising up the St. Louis River today to load bentonite at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-23-2004