Montrealais arriving Twin Ports

The Montrealais is expected this morning with a load of cement for the St. Lawrence Cement Plant in Duluth. It likely loaded that cargo in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto. It is quarried and processed there, and shipped to several distribution points, most of which are in Canada. It is a 4 day trip from Mississauga to Duluth. Last season, the Montrealais made 6 trips here. This is only its second visit this season. The boat is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962. Above, it is arriving Duluth in August, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-18-2006
Kenneth Newhams :