Atlantic Huron

 Atlantic Erie

Atlantic Huron was built in 1984, is 736 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

Baie Comeau
Previous names:
Prairie Harvest: 1984-1989
Atlantic Huron: 1989-1994
Melvin H. Baker: 1994-1997
Atlantic Huron: 1997-

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The Atlantic Huron started life in 1984 as the Prairie Harvest and became the Atlantic Huron in 1989. She lost that name to become the Melvin H. Baker in 1994. In 1998, she again assumed her current name. As the name suggests, unlike most Great Lakes boats, she is capable of ocean travel and has spent some time carrying material to oil platforms off the coast of Newfoundland. On some of her trips to Duluth, she loads coal to take to Nova Scotia.
Above, listen to the whistle of the Atlantic Huron as she departed Duluth on May 7, 2016  (below) with 33,000 tons of coal that she will take to Sydney, Nova Scotia.
She arrived on September 2, 2011 at 8:27 in the morning to load coal for Sydney, Nova Scotia. She departed later the same day.
Above and the two below, she arrived Duluth on January 12, 2009 to load iron ore pellets at the CN in West Duluth. When she left the next day, she carried the last cargo out of the port for the 2008 season.
Below, she arrived Duluth to load coal for Nova Scotia Power in Sydney, Nova Scotia, a port on the Atlantic Ocean.
She arrived on May 29, 2008 to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior.
The R. Hon. Paul J. Martin transferred iron ore pellets to the Atlantic Huron at the Port Terminal on January 7, 2000. Click here for more on this interesting event and here.
Below, she arrived Duluth on March 24, 2005 to load iron ore pellets for Nanticoke.
She brought limestone in on June 17, 2003 to discharge before loading iron ore pellets at the CN Duluth


  1. Jeff Lundquist says:

    I was surprised to see the picture above taken March 24, 2005. That is me and my two sons standing in the foerground watching the ship come in. I remember that day. My boys are now 21 & 24. I have several pictures of the Atlantic Huron coming in that day. That is my camera hanging over my shoulder.

    • how cool is that!?!?

    • Jeff
      Very interesting; and i put the 3 of u in the picture on purpose; it made it special, so thanks for being there. I updated the picture above; if u click on it, u will see a much bigger version. please feel free to copy it to your disk if you want
      Thanks for letting us know


  2. Suzanne says:

    She has a large pilot house and crew quarters for a ship her size. Lots of room to move about. She is a beautiful ship!

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