Woody hauls grain from here to there

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The Greek flagged Woody should be here around noon today to load spring wheat for the Dominican Republic. I asked a local official why they were going to the Dominican Republic. Most grain boats go to Europe or North Africa from here. He answered my question directly. Someone in the Dominican Republic must have purchased a lot of spring wheat. Simple questions often get direct answers. When it was here in August, 2004 (above), I asked the same local official how the Woody got its name. He checked for me when he was on the ship. No one knew. Sometimes simple questions have no answers. It was once called the NST Challenge. Under that name it was here once in 2001, three times in 1999 and twice in 1996.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-04-2006