The Antiqua flagged Palmerton departed Duluth at 12:15 this morning after dropping off a load of structural steel. The last ocean vessel of the 2014 shipping season will race to beat the closing of the Welland Canal on December 26th.
Daylight hours start getting longer tomorrow and Spring is just a few short months away. Enjoy winter while it lasts.
--Unusual for a ship to sound its horn at midnight, but, I guess this is a special occasion!