Nice ship, name could be better

This is the curiously named HHL Mississippi (HHL Duluth makes much more sense). It is here today discharging 6 transformers built in Germany, picked up by the ship in Antwerp and going from here to Alberta by rail.  So the ship is misnamed but the captain hails from Petrozavodsk, Russia, which is a sister city to Duluth. Many Duluth residents have visited his city. When he … [Read more...]

HHL Mississippi at Port Terminal

The bright red HHL Mississippi arrived under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge Tuesday morning (July 16, 2013) at 8:30 with a cargo of electrical transformers built in Germany and picked up in Antwerp. She is discharging the equipment at the Port Terminal. The equipment, a total of 102 pieces, 4 of which are large transformers, will soon be loaded onto rail cars for transport to … [Read more...]

Two colorful salt water ships at the end of a nice spring day

Above, the BBC Florida waits at anchor to come in to load grain at Peavey/Gavilon in Superior. Below, the HHL Mississippi departs under the Lift Bridge after loading grain at CHS 2 in Superior. This was our first spring like day (May 7, 2013). We had two colorful salt water boats here to celebrate the season, both here for the first time. … [Read more...]