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Longshoremen help load a wind turbine blade aboard the BBC Amazon docked at Lake Superior Warehousing Tuesday. The ship is bound for Chile. Staff photo by Bob King - Duluth News Tribune

Wind blades head to Chile via Duluth Harbor

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Duluth handled the first shipment of wind power equipment it has seen this season on Tuesday.

In seasons past, a June shipment of wind turbine components would have been old hat, but this is no normal year.

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Normally, the port begins seeing wind power traffic in May. But tight credit markets this year have made it difficult for prospective wind farm developers to finance projects.

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