Marlene Green with wind turbine base units

There is not a lot of ship traffic for the Twin Ports today and even less than usual for the Duluth entry since the Lift Bridge will be closed for the Fireworks from 9 pm tonight to 1 am Saturday. The Paul R. Tregurtha should be coming under the bridge this morning but may have to leave using the Superior entry in the evening. The last of the two wind turbine ships, the Marlene Green, was expected to complete their cargo discharge yesterday and may have already departed the port. Above, on Thursday morning, the Port Terminal gantry crane hoisted a wind turbine base unit from the cargo hold of the Marlene Green and is about to set it on a waiting truck.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-04-2008

Marlene Green here with tower sections

Three salt water ships came into port on Sunday, two of them brought wind turbine parts. The BBC Rosario, making its first visit to the Twin Ports, brought pieces built by Siemens in Denmark. The Marlene Green arrived in the morning (above) with 42 tower sections built by General Electric and headed eventually for wind farms in Minnesota and Iowa. Discharge of the BBC Rosario begins this morning.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-30-2008

Marlene Green is……………green

The Marlene Green arrived in port on Sunday morning at 6:22. A few hours later, it was at the Port Terminal discharging the 40 wind turbine base units it brought here from Indonesia. The Alpena has been in port since it arrived with a cargo of cement on November 11. It has spent much of the time since getting repairs made. This morning, with that accomplished, it first fueled at the Murphy Fuel Dock at the Port Terminal and then left there to complete discharging the cement cargo. It either departed earlier today or soon will. Above, you can see the Alpena moving past the Marlene Green on Sunday morning. This is the first trip here since the Marlene Green was built in 2001. It is 468 feet long, flies a Dutch flag and is green. Photo taken on November 18, 2007
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-19-2007