|The Whitefish Bay arrived late last night, her first cargo trip since she arrived in Montreal on July 7 from the Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China where she was built. She then left for Duluth to load coal at Midwest Energy (above). Captain Kent Powell brought his crew of 15 to Duluth. She is the second of four new Trillium Class Lakers that Canada Steamship Lines is building for Great Lakes service. The other three vessels are the Baie St. Paul, the Thunder Bay and the Baie Comeau.
The Whitefish Bay has the latest engine technology to decrease air emissions and a double hull design to prevent spills. New cargo handling will minimize dust and cargo residue.
The name Trillium comes from the beautiful spring flower of the same name. The three petals represent for CSL, the three tenets of CSL’s sustainability philosophy as well as the three areas in which the new vessels excel: fuel efficiency, operational performance and environmental sustainability.
CSL named the new boat after a ship with the same name that was built in 1961. The name also comes from the Bay class of ships the company had that honored the many Bays in the Great Lakes.
|The Whitefish Bay finally departed Duluth Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2013, delighting a large crowd that took a break from the Tall Ships to check out our brand new visitor.|