CSL Niagara

 CSL Laurentien

CSL Niagara was built in 1972, is 740 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

CSL St-Laurent
Previous names:
J.W. McGiffin: 1972-1999
CSL Niagara: 1999-

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jwmcgiffinOctober1996The CSL Niagara  is made up of the engine room of the former J. W. McGiffin, seen in insert at right departing Duluth in October, 1996, connected to an entirely new hull. This newly reconstructed CSL Niagara made her debut appearance on July 26, 1999. Her engine room, when a part of the J. W. McGiffin, was built in 1971. (click to enlarge image)
More significantly, she was, at the time she was launched,  the largest laker on the Great Lakes capable of transiting the Welland Canal which was built to circumvent Niagara Falls. At 740 feet in length, 78 feet in width, the CSL Niagara can go from Duluth all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. She made 13 trips to the Twin Ports in the 2012-13 season.
2014
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On September 17, 2014, after waiting at the inner anchorage, the CSL Niagara went over to Midwest Energy to load coal as soon as the Indiana Harbor departed.
2013
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The CSL Niagara came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on April 9, 2013. She loaded iron ore pellets at the CN dock in West Duluth.
2009
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Above and below, the CSL Niagara loaded coal at Midwest Energy as soon as the Indiana Harbor completed.
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2008
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Above, she departs Duluth on January 12, 2008 with iron ore pellets she loaded at the CN dock.  Below she is seen in the Duluth harbor 10 days earlier, on her way to replace the Sam Laud at the CN Dock.
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2005
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Picture above taken Monday, January 9, 2005, as she arrived to load coal at Midwest Energy.
2004
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Above arriving Duluth on April 13, 2004
2002
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Picture above taken Monday, July 29, 2002: entering the Duluth ship canal, below, entering the Duluth harbor minutes later.
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2001
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Under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on August 11, 2001
2000
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September 15, 2000, she is arriving Duluth

Comments

  1. Watching her pass Gros Cap light house right now. 17:38 August 9, 2017

  2. just saw this go by in lake Superior when we went on vacation!!

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