Federal Rideau coming for wheat

The Federal Rideau came under the Lift Bridge on Tuesday afternoon (above) to load wheat for Spain. The Hong Kong flagged salt water ship should complete today and depart the port. It was a coal day yesterday and again today. The American Mariner arrived yesterday to load coal and it departed yesterday with coal for Ashland. It is scheduled to return today for more coal, this … [Read more...]

Federal Rideau all tethered down

The Federal Rideau should be coming under the Lift Bridge this afternoon. The Hong Kong flagged salt water ship will be here for about two days loading wheat for Spain. Before coming to the Twin Ports, the Federal Rideau was in Detroit discharging a cargo of steel. This is the ship's 5th visit to the Twin Ports since it was built in 2000 in Oshima, Japan. Above, the ship was … [Read more...]

Federal Rideau

The Federal Rideau will be here today for the third time since it was launched at Oshima, Japan in 2000. Above, it was here in November, 2003 discharging a cargo of lumber. Today it is bringing a cargo of steel coils. It is owned and operated by FedNav in Montreal, and like a lot of FedNav ships, it is bright red. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on … [Read more...]