Pintail ducks into Twin Ports

The Pintail is here with a crew from Ukraine, loading both flax and wheat. It will take that cargo to Antwerp, Belgium. The ship was also here in late August (above) loading wheat. It is one of many foreign owned ships operated by the Canadian company, Canadian Forest Navigation, better known as CanForNav. The ship gets its name from another Pintail that is a sleek, long-tailed, long-necked duck. Photo taken August 27, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-09-2004

Pintail soon, Bluewing to follow

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The ‘duck boats’ are coming to town. The Pintail, above, should be here today to load wheat. The Bluewing is due later this week and will follow the Pintail loading wheat at Harvest States. The Pintail is an old duck, built in 1983. The Bluewing is just a baby, built in 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-26-2004