Vlieborg ends maiden voyage in Duluth

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vlie_120829_0029_v_Variant_1fromwebsiteThe brand new Vlieborg arrived Duluth this morning (November 10, 2012) and is seen here slowly backing into her berth at General Mills in Duluth around 9 am. Weather was bad; big wind, thunder and lightning, and drizzle. Not a great picture but I wanted to celebrate the completion of her maiden voyage in Duluth. She was launched on August 29th. After sea trials (picture here from Wagenborg), she picked up steel products to deliver to Great Lakes ports, then on to Duluth to load beet pulp pellets. She is a sister ship to the newly built Vikingbank, who was here in September. Wagenborg had another ship named Vlieborg; she will be remembered for her inability to make the turn toward the Lift Bridge on August 24th, 2005, surprising summer visitors and myself when she moved directly into the sea wall just in front of my office. Wagenborg sold her; she is now the Antarctic Sea.