Tatjana in icy fog

The Tatjana will be here today to load steel coils at the Port Terminal. Built in 2000 and only 424 feet long, it is making its second visit to the Twin Ports. The first was last December (above) when it loaded grain. With one exception, the ship has always been called Tatjana. For a period in 2002, it was called the TMC Brazil. On this trip, the ship has been in the St. Lawrence Seaway System since October 3rd, discharging steel coils in Burns Harbor and then Milwaukee before sailing to Duluth. Of course, weather, as it has for 3 days, may alter any shipping activity today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-14-2006