Lake Ontario arrives with “The Birds”

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The wind died down and local longshoremen at AGP should complete loading the Lake Ontario today. The bright red salt water ship should be departing this afternoon, taking wheat, soy beans and flax seed to Ghent, Belgium. Above, the ship got an escort from local gulls as it entered the Duluth ship canal in October, 2002. The Pochard will be here today to load grain. Other vessels will be loading coal and taconite; still others will be here discharging salt and limestone. Photo taken on October 14, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-13-2007