Sunday, August 31, 2008
The Flinterland passed down bound here with wind turbine parts on Friday. I found an interesting fact about its intended destination on the Boatnerd.com web site (8/29 News Channel section).
The Flinterland is heading to Brazil with 40.7-yard blades manufactured at the LM Glasfiber plant in Grand Forks, N.D. According to Boatnerd, these "came in pairs on semi-trucks and are bound for a new $90 million IMPSA Wind plant in Suape, Brazil."
The Flinterland should reach Brazil by the middle of September. There are two other ships involved in this project and both have passed here recently: BBC Plata and SCl Bern.
When I taught 7th grade, I used Great Lakes shipping to teach exports and imports. These ships would have made a good lesson.