Chromium ore loading to Federal Patroller

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The Federal Patroller departed the Twin Ports last night with a cargo of chromium ore for Sweden. A sister ship, the Federal Power, was expected to arrive here last night. It will also be loading chromium ore at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth and taking it to Sweden. Above, the Federal Patroller is seen behind some of the chromium ore that was being loaded on to it Sunday evening and is now being loaded into the Federal Power. The chromium ore was brought here by train from a stockpile created in World War II near Columbus, Montana. The ore will be used in Sweden in the making of steel. Photo taken on April 30, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-01-2007