Two sister ships from Greece pass each other in Duluth

Olympic Miracle passes the Olympic Melody in the Duluth harbor
The Olympic Melody departed Duluth just as her sister ship Olympic Miracle was arriving. Both loaded grain at CHS 1 in Superior so the Miracle was indeed taking over for the Melody

Olympic Miracle here for bentonite

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Four boats are due in port today to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources. Two of them, the Canadian Progress and the Walter J. McCarthy Jr., will take their cargo to Ontario Power Generation. The American Century is loading for Detroit Edison. After two coal deliveries to Taconite Harbor, the Kaye E. Barker will load coal for another Lake Superior dock at Marquette. There are two salt water ships in port today. The Olympic Miracle came in Saturday afternoon at 5:23 (above, foreground) to load bentonite. The Kom, seen above at anchor (background), is expected in on Monday morning to load wheat for the United Kingdom. Photo taken on November 08, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-08-2008

Olympic Miracle comes to Duluth

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The Greek owned and flagged Olympic Miracle will be here today for the 6th time since 1996. It is seen above arriving in Duluth in 1999. The last visit was in April, 2006. It is one of 5 owned by a trust set up by Aristotle Onassis for the benefit of his children. Management is located in Athens, although several sources list Monaco ownership. With such an impressive background, the ship is here to load bentonite, not the most pleasant cargo to load, especially in the rain. It should depart on Sunday for Venezuela.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-08-2008