Federal Seto departing Duluth

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After a stop to discharge cargo in Hamilton, the Federal Seto arrived in Duluth on Thursday morning to load grain for Spain. Above, it is seen departing Duluth after its first trip here in 2004, the year it was built. It was back once in 2005 and once in 2006. Skipping 2007, it is now back for the 4th time. It is only the 4th salt water ship to arrive in August and the 1st to load grain. The other three brought wind turbine parts and general cargo. In July, only 2 salt water ships were here. The good news; for the first time in a while, more salties are scheduled to be in the Twin Ports in the next 2 weeks. Local officials hope it is the start of the fall harvest and a return to normal saltie traffic. Photo taken on October 03, 2004
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-22-2008