CSL Assiniboine

Claude A. Desgagnes

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

CSL Laurentien
Previous names:
Jean Parisien: 1977-2005
CSL Assiniboine: 2005-

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cslassiniboiine20070727The Jean Parisien was built in 1977 and has been a regular visitor to the Twin Ports for many years. She did not come out from winter layup after the 2003 season, and it was thought she would either be scrapped or rebuilt.
On August 24th, 2004, Canada Steamship Lines announced the boat would receive a new hull, replacing everything in front of the stern mounted super structure that holds the engine room, living quarters and pilot house. In the spring of 2005, the `new’ vessel was renamed the CSL Assiniboine.  The name comes from the Assiniboine River running through the grain producing provinces of Western Canada. In the 2012-13 shipping season, she came to Duluth 13 times. Picture above taken Friday, July 27, 2007: Kayla’s picture
Above, the boat departs Duluth with coal on April 29, 2013 for Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada. Below, picture below taken Sunday, April 1, 2007
Picture above taken Saturday, July 9, 2005
Picture above taken Saturday, July 9, 2005
Picture above taken Saturday, July 9, 2005
Picture above taken Sunday, September 22, 2002 when she was the Jean Parisien departing Duluth
Picture above taken Sunday, July 18, 1999 when she was the Jean Parisien


  1. Nice clean boat,Canadian.

  2. Glad she wasn’t scrapped and instead received a facelift.

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