Dragline christened at the Freedom Mine

On May 17, the Freedom Mine‘s third Bucyrus Erie 2570W dragline was celebrated in a dedication ceremony. Read more about the dragline: Dragline dedication at Freedom Mine

Perhaps the most fun moment of the day was when Bob Bartosh, Dakota Coal Company chief operating officer, got to christen the dragline with a bottle of sparkling grape juice.

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Dakota Coal Company COO Bob Bartosh christens Freedom’s Frontier.

At the moment the bottle hit the dragline’s tub, crews standing on the dragline above the stage dropped confetti on the ceremony.

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The crowd reacts to the confetti falling from above.

Watch the christening and confetti drop:

Watch for more from the ceremony in the coming weeks.

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