Xenia entering Twin Ports harbor

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The Xenia came into port Friday afternoon to load beet pulp pellets. This is the 5th trip the Xenia has made to the Twin Ports since it was built in 2002. It is 468 feet long, shorter than most of the older salt water ships that come to Duluth, but part of a fleet of newer ships that are shorter and more flexible. The smaller size gives them access to more ports and rivers around the world, many ports that the larger ships are too big to enter. Above, it is entering the harbor last November. Photo taken on November 18, 2007
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-25-2008

Xenia in Twin Ports harbor

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The Xenia came into port on Sunday afternoon (above) after discharging general cargo in Hamilton. This is the 4th trip the Xenia has made to the Twin Ports, the 2nd this season. It was built in 2002 and is 468 feet long, shorter than most of the older salt water ships that come to Duluth, but part of a fleet of newer ships that are shorter and more flexible. Just the smaller size gives them access to more ports and rivers around the world, many ports that the larger ships are too big to enter. The Ypermachos will be at anchor off the Duluth piers for several days. It is better known around here as the Socrates, the ship that went aground off Park Point on November 18th, 1985. Photo taken on November 18, 2007
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-20-2007

Xenia brings steel coils, takes wheat

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After discharging cargo in Cleveland and Burns Harbor, the Xenia came under the Lift Bridge on Friday afternoon and went to the Port Terminal to discharge the last of the steel coils for this trip (above). The coils, specialty steel products made in France, will leave Duluth by truck and train for companies in Nebraska, North Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. After that, it moved over to the CHS grain terminal in Superior to load durum wheat for Algeria.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-10-2006