Sister ships pass in the afternoon

The Victoriaborg departed Duluth at 2:50 on the afternoon of November 15, 2013 after loading a cargo of grain at Gavilon (formerly Peavey). As she went through the Duluth ship canal, you can see her sister ship, the Virginiaborg, at anchor waiting to come in to load beet pulp pellets at the General Mills dock in Duluth. Both ships are 433 feet long; the Virginiaborg has been here 29 times since … [Read more...]

Largest port (by tonnage) on the Great Lakes!

There is a reason why I am so tired at the end of the day. I have to keep getting up from my chair to take pictures of all the ship traffic. There was quite a parade this morning. Above, the Algowood was on her way out with a load of iron ore pellets and passed the CSL Tadoussac coming in to replace her at the CN Dock in West Duluth. A couple minutes later, the … [Read more...]

Victoriaborg ready to depart

The last couple days have been quite busy with ships at anchor most of the time, waiting for a berth. It settles down a bit today with one thousand footer moving through the harbor in the morning, one in the afternoon and another in the evening. Sometime in the afternoon, the 433 foot Victoriaborg will sail out with a cargo of bentonite. It came under the Lift Bridge on Saturday morning after … [Read more...]

Victoriaborg here for beet pellets

The Dutch flagged and built Victoriaborg will be here for the first time this year. The ship was here 3 times last year. As today, it usually loads beet pulp pellets, a byproduct of sugar beet production in North Dakota that is used for animal feed in Europe. Photo taken May 14, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-21-2005 … [Read more...]

Victoriaborg another borg

The Dutch flagged and built Victoriaborg will be here for the second time this year. Built in 2001, it was also here twice in 2003 and in 2002. It usually loads beet pulp pellets, a byproduct of sugar beet production in North Dakota that is used for animal feed in Europe. Photo taken May 14, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-16-2004 … [Read more...]