Fire department to the rescue

The Sabrina, the third saltwater ship of the season, came into port to load grain on Monday. While waiting at the Port Terminal for their dock to clear, a crew member working in a cargo hold fell and broke his ankle. The call went out to the Duluth Fire Department. Fire equipment operator Steve Gibson wheeled Tower No. 1 to the Port Terminal. (He is seen above in Tower No. 1 … [Read more...]

Four ships on their way to the Twin Ports

It has been and probably will be a slow year for shipping in the Twin Ports, and in most ports around the world. We have yet to see a salt water ship this season, but we are about to see 4 of them, all of course coming full steam to win the first ship of the year contest. (Actually the person who guesses what time the first one arrives wins the prize.) The winning ship gets to … [Read more...]

Sabrina nearing Duluth ship canal

Each of the last 3 days, the port has welcomed 3 salt water ships that have never been here before. Above, the salt water ship Sabrina came into port on Wednesday afternoon to load wheat for Lisbon, Portugal at CHS in Superior. The Gadwall came into port on Tuesday evening to load beet pulp pellets for Spain at General Mills in Superior. The Hong Hong flagged Gadwall was ending … [Read more...]