Kapitonas A. Lucka will load wheat

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The Kapitonas A. Lucka usually comes here once or twice a year. It was here in August to load durum wheat for Algeria and will be back today to load spring wheat for Great Britain. At least 6 more salt water ships are still expected this season. December 20th is about the last day most like to depart Duluth to get out of the St. Lawrence Seaway System before the locks close up for the winter.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-10-2005

Kapitonas A. Lucka

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The Kapitonas A. Lucka came into port last night just before 6 pm (above). It will start loading durum wheat at 8 am this morning with the hope of departing in the late afternoon or early evening today. The destination for this Lithuanian flagged ship is Algeria.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-09-2005

Kapitonas A. Lucka

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After discharging cargo in Burns Harbor, Indiana and Hamilton, Ontario, the Kapitonas A. Lucka will be here to load wheat. It was built in Ukraine in 1980 for the Russian fleet, operating out of Klaipeda, Lithuania. It was named Ivan Nesterov. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the ship, along with many sister ships, became a part of the Lithuanian Shipping Company, received a more Lithuanian name and was reflagged to Lithuania.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-03-2004