Skaftafell passes Duluth North Pier Light

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The Skaftafell arrived Duluth on Thursday afternoon (above). At 8 am this morning, longshoremen at the Port Terminal will begin to load large electrical modules onto the deck of the ship. When completed, perhaps later today, the ship will take them to Iceland where they will be used at aluminum smelters. These smelters are operated by Alcoa and other companies in Iceland because of the abundant geothermal power available there, created from many volcanoes and geysers located beneath the surface of the earth.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-20-2006