CSL Laurentien

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CSL Laurentien was built in 1977, is 740 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

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Previous names:
Louis R. Desmarais: 1977-2001
CSL Laurentien: 2001-

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Listen to her whistle on November 9, 2013
20090903_2391PRODThe CSL Laurentien is still most of the former Louis R Desmarais. In the winter of 2000-01, she had a brand new hull attached to the engine room of the Desmarais. She also got a new, state-of-the-art self-unloading system, and a new name. CSL stands for her owner’s name, Canada Steamship Lines of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Picture above taken Friday, September 3, 2009
2015
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Above, the CSL Laurentien arrived Duluth on April 26, 2015 to get fuel at the Calumet Fuel dock before moving down the Superior channel to load iron ore pellets at the BNSF dock just inside the Superior entry. She made 12 trips to the Twin Ports in 2015; most following the same pattern. She loaded iron ore pellets at the CN in Duluth once.
2014
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Above, she arrives under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on May 17, 2014 to load iron ore pellets at the CN in Duluth; below she departs September 2, 2014 after a visit to the Duluth CN.
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2012
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Above, she is in the Duluth harbor September 9, 2012, going to CN to load iron ore pellets; bellow, she arrives on November 22, 2012
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2011
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Departing Duluth on April 13, 2011 after loading iron ore pellets at the CN in Duluth.
2007
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Picture above taken Friday, March 23, 2007
2006
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Above, arriving on June 18, 2006
2001
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Picture above taken September 3, 2001
1999
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Pictures above and below taken Tuesday, September 14, 1999 when she departed Duluth as the Louis R. Desmarais.
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Comments

  1. Christian says:

    I wish this ship still had its old hull

  2. Now thats recycling at its best.

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