“The Atlantic was quite good. It was not that rough, which it normally is in winters, so we had a smooth passage all the way,” said Captain Anuvarat Arora of India, ship master of the Marshall Islands-flagged Federal Dart.
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority feted Arora and his crew in a March 30 welcoming ceremony, which also included the announcement of the port’s 40th anniversary First Ship contest winner, Patricia Miranda. Her arrival guess – one of 9,273 submitted during the 2023 contest – was a mere two minutes off the vessel’s actual arrival date and time. Miranda’s winning guess earned her an epic prize package from Visit Duluth.