First saltie expected in port Monday

The Port of Duluth-Superior’s 2005 St. Lawrence Seaway navigation season is scheduled to open at approximately 1 a.m. Monday with the arrival of the Bahamian-flagged Utviken under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. The vessel will proceed to Duluth’s Cargill grain facility to load about 18,000 metric tons of wheat destined for Italy, according to a Duluth Seaway Port Authority press release issued Thursday morning. It is scheduled to depart by April 14.