Spar Jade here for bentonite

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The Spar Jade came into port on Monday afternoon to load bentonite at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth. The ship is owned by a Norwegian company and flies the flag of Norway. It’s home port is Bergen. Despite a rich maritime history, we don’t see many Norwegian flagged ships here. Of 682 foreign flagged ships that have visited the Twin Ports since 2003, only 16 of them were from Norway. Three times the Spar Jade was here with the flag, a sister ship, the Spar Garnet was here twice. The Spar Jade will depart later today or early on Wednesday, taking the cargo to Great Britain.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-10-2008

Spar Jade goes to Algeria with wheat

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The Spar Jade has been at anchor off the Duluth piers for several days. It should be coming in to load wheat this morning. When it completes loading, the crew, all from India, will take that cargo to Algeria.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-16-2004

Spar Jade makes infrequent visits

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The Spar Jade was here once each year from 1996 to 2000. It was here twice in 2001 and hasn’t been here since. The Spar Jade should arrive this evening but may drop anchor just off the Duluth piers and wait for her dock to clear.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-12-2004