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 time for Milwaukee. The Canadian Enterprise, James R. Barker and Indiana Harbor were also in for coal. The Barker spent most of the day waiting at the Port Terminal. This morning will likely find the Indiana Harbor waiting there for the same berth. And somewhere, the Algolake, Paul R. Tregurtha and the ever present American Mariner will have to find a spot in the waiting room. Then, if all of them get their coal, we will have two days with no coal, or rather the workforce at Midwest Energy Resources will have two days without coal, probably not a bad thing in this case. Photo taken on June 05, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-07-2007

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 here in November, 2003 to discharge a cargo of lumber at the Port Terminal.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-05-2007

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 12-10-2004