John B. Aird

 J. W. Shelley

John B. Aird was built in 1983, is 730 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

John D. Leitch
The Aird arrived Montreal early April, 2017, in preparation for overseas tow to a scrapping facility.
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johnbaird20090720_9833 The Canadian flagged John B. Aird  usually loads either coal or iron ore pellets when she comes to Duluth, often taking those cargos to Canadian ports such as Nanticoke and Hamilton. She was built in 1983 in two sections, a stern section at Collingwood, Ontario and a bow section built at Thunder Bay, Ontario. The entire vessel was then assembled at Thunder Bay.
Picture above taken Monday, July 20, 2009
Picture above taken Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Picture above taken Thursday, January 12, 2006
Picture above taken Sunday, April 14, 2002: departing Duluth
Picture above taken Sunday, September 23, 2001
Picture above taken Sunday, September 23, 2001


  1. Sad to see her go. 🙁

  2. rob Koedam says:

    Was this originally an ocean going vessel?

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