Ruddy departed Duluth on Oct 15, 2014

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Ruddy makes 2nd trip to Duluth

The Ruddy came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge around 4 am today (October 13, 2014). This is her 2nd trip here, her first came on September 16, 2012 when she loaded grain at CHS. Today, she is loading grain at Riverland Ag, formerly the Cargill elevator. She is under contract to Canfornav. We see many of their boats, mostly named after ducks (Bluebill, Greenwing, Mottler). This one, I think, is named after the Ruddy Duck, not to be confused with the rubber duck in your bathtub. The male of the species attracts the female by beating his bill on the water to make bubbles. Just thought you’d like to know but don’t make too many bubbles.

Going in passes going out

Holly was unable to get us a good photograph of an ocean going vessel actually in the Ocean (she did send me some bad ones though) so I had to settle for these two salt water vessels dancing in the Duluth harbor. At left, the Aggersborg had just come in from the anchorage and was about to go over to CHS 1 to load grain. Coincidently, the Ruddy (right) had just left there on her way out the door with a cargo of grain. This all happened late Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2012. Note to Jill: it is getting cold up here.