Presque Isle, then the HHL Congo

After days of rain and fog, Monday morning dawned with fog but no rain and by late morning, not much fog. Time to reward the visitors to the Duluth ship canal with a 2-fer. The Presque Isle was first, in the center background, followed by the HHL Congo which had arrived over night with wind turbine parts to discharge at the Port Terminal. After a short wait at anchor, she followed the Presque Isle in. Built in 2011, the HHL Congo was here twice in 2012 with no trips last season. This is her first trip this season. The Presque Isle is making her 5th appearance this year; she was here 12 times last season.

HHL Congo brings blades to Duluth

The HHL Congo arrived in Duluth on May 19, 2012 (below) with a cargo of wind turbine blades. She was assisted by the Heritage Marine tug Nels J. Launched in 2011 as the Beluga Fealty, this was the HHL Congo’s first trip to Duluth Superior. Above, one of the blades is lifted from the ship’s cargo hold at the Port Terminal.