Last Salt-Water Ship Leaves Duluth

By KBJR News 1

December 17, 2010 Updated Dec 17, 2010 at 10:13 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (The Northland's NewsCenter) -- It's a sign of the season and quite a pretty sight as well.

The Cyprus–flagged Nogat (pronounced No–GAT) was the last saltwater bound ship out of the port of Duluth Superior in 2010.

The Nogat had been at the Peavey Grain Terminal in Superior loading flax for the past three days.

She passed underneath the aerial lift bridge at 5 P.M. on Friday.

The 490 foot vessel is on her way to the Atlantic where she'll pass through the Welland Canal just before it freezes.

"Salties" like the Nogat are known for their journeys of thousands of miles across the ocean before they reach the Great Lakes.

Posted by Matt Standal