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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.


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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