Veerseborg approaches Aerial Lift Bridge

Two Wagenborg ships are coming into port today. Both will be loading beet pulp pellets at General Mills, the Vancouverborg at the terminal in Superior, the Veerseborg at the Duluth terminal. The Vancouverborg is set to arrive around 6 am while the Veerseborg will arrive later in the day. The Veerseborg was called the Matfen when it was here last. The ship now operates with the original name. Typically of salt water ships, both have also flown under a variety of flags during their time on the sea. Photo taken on June 29, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-04-2007

Veerseborg here for grain

The Dutch flagged Veerseborg is here to load grain. At 433 feet, she is shorter than most ocean going boats that come here. She carries a crew of only nine. Bigger ships that come here have crews of 20 or more.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/25/2004