Saturday, December 20, 2014

Farewell to the Salties for 2014 - Palmerton departs Duluth 12/20/2014

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!


  1. And what a horn it is! Great send-off to the salties until spring!

  2. Musta been a special 'See ya next year' kinda salute because each tooted two more times than normal at the end of the salute..Just great to see this..Dennis I hope that you and your family have a Very Very Merry Christmas..Thank You, Penny in IL