First ‘Saltie’ of the year arrives in Duluth

First ‘Saltie’ of the year arrives in Duluth

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(ABC 6 News) – The first saltie, or ocean-bound vessel, of the year sailed under the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth on Monday.

According to tradition, the first full transit marks the annual opening of the Duluth-Superior Harbor.

Monday’s embarkments marks one of the earliest dates for a saltie to sail into the twin ports. The earliest date on record was in 2023 on March 28.

The vessel, Barbro G, is set to carry 22,000 tons of wheat to Algeria.

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