Isolda makes first visit to Riverland Ag

The Isolda arrived Duluth on May 31, 2017 and is now loading grain at Riverland Ag (above). This is her 27th visit here since she was built in 1999. She was last here on July 14, 2015. Since then she has had a significant paint job, dropping the very familiar blue color to black. See Denny Dushane’s comment on the Isolda ship page. She has loaded grain during all her visits, loading mostly at AGP and CHS during her earlier visits, then at Peavey for visits in 2014 and 2015.

Busy morning in Duluth harbor

The Isolda came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge this morning at 7:10 and with the assistance of the tug Kentucky, went straight into the dock at Riverland Ag, directly across the Duluth harbor from the bridge. Twenty minutes later, the Herbert C. Jackson arrived, passing the Isolda on her way to discharge limestone. This is the first trip back to the Twin Ports since the Jackson left her winter layup at Fraser Shipyards on March 23, this year, on her way to load iron ore pellets at Silver Bay. The Isolda was last here in July, 2015.

“Do you think we should get married here?”

isoldarosegargen20100701_2172 Perhaps, the couple in the Rose Garden is wondering what the view will be next June when they get married by the Lake. The Rose Garden will be there but it is not likely the Polish owned Isolda will be in town. She was at anchor off the Duluth piers on July 1st when they were checking out the location.
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The Islolda came into port later that day to load durum wheat at the CHS terminal in Superior. She is a Polish ship owned by the Polish Steamship Company located in the port of Szczecin, Poland. Her crew is also Polish. They will take the wheat to Algeria where it is often used to make couscous, a dish that can include a variety of other ingredients including lamb, beef and vegetables.

Isolda passes North Pier Light

The Isolda is making its 17th trip to the Twin Ports since it was built in 1999. It is owned by the Polish Steamship Company located in the port of Szczecin, Poland. It will be loading spring wheat and peas to take to Spain. Photo taken October 15, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-11-2005