“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

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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