Friday, May 26, 2017

Catching the Federal Ruhr

The next ship is a new visitor to the Great Lakes.
 In fact, she is probably one of the newest visitors to visit to the Great Lakes as her construction was completed in Jingjiang, China this year.
 I'm not sure if she was heading down from Duluth or Thunder Bay, but she is on her way to Kristiansand in Norway.  I'm also not sure what she is carrying but I would guess that it is either grain or something.
 She is 655 feet long and 77 feet wide.  Both of these dimensions allow her to travel through the Welland Canal and the Soo Locks.
 She is capable of carrying a little over 22,000 tons of cargo.
 It's amazing that it doesn't take too long for a ship to get dock rash though.
Anyway, she has a long trip ahead of her.

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