Gadwall is first ocean going ship

On Thursday afternoon, just hours before an expected blizzard, the Hong Kong flagged and Chinese crewed Gadwall came into port. Last year, the ship was here at the end of its maiden voyage; this year it is the first salt water ship of the season. This year’s celebration planned for the ship was postponed until Monday.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-11-2008

Gadwall: First saltwater ship of 2008

Arrived: April 10, 2008 at 2:10 pm
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Gadwall arrives Duluth from anchor

The Gadwall has been at anchor off the Duluth piers for a day but came in last night around 8 pm (above). This is the end of the maiden voyage for the brand new ship, flying a Hong Kong flag and owned by the Gadwall Shipping Company in Hong Kong. The ship is operated with officers and crew all from China. While here, they will be loading beet pulp pellets, a by-product of sugar beet processing in North Dakota and used for animal feed in Europe. Photo taken on June 12, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-13-2007