Vossborg ends chromium ore shuttle

Late Thursday evening, the Dutch operated Vossborg departed Duluth (above) with the last of the chromium ore that has been piled up at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth. It originally was stockpiled in Montana during the Second World War but was never needed. A company in Sweden purchased the pile and has been slowly moving it from Duluth to Sweden for several years. Today, four thousand footers are back to load our taconite and coal for lower lakes ports. Photo taken on October 04, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-05-2007