Utviken loads wheat for Italy

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The Utviken, built in Spain in 1984, will be here to load grain. The ship will likely go to anchor waiting for a dock. This is its 3rd trip here this season. It was the first salt water ship of this shipping season, arriving on April 11 to load about 18,000 metric tons of wheat for Italy (above). It was back again on September 20th. We should see quite a few ships at anchor in the next 2 weeks since shippers are rushing to get their last loads out of the Great Lakes before the winter ice sets in.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-30-2005

Utviken is first salt water ship

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The Utviken, built in 1984 in Spain, should be arriving late this morning. It will be the first salt water ship of the new shipping season to arrive in the Twin Ports, loading about 18,000 metric tons of wheat for Italy.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/11/2005

Utviken: First saltwater ship of 2005

Arrived: April 11, 2005 at 10:26 am
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With a 30 mph wind behind her, the Utviken arrived in port  on Monday, April 11, 2005 at 10:26:24 AM to load wheat at the Cargill Elevator in Duluth. She was the first saltwater ship of the season.
The winner of that year’s First ship contest guessed 10:30 a.m. only 4 minutes away from the actual time. The contest in 2005 drew about 2,000 entries from 17 states.
Click here for more about the Utviken.