Thunder Bay


Thunder Bay was built in 2013, is 739 feet long and flies a Canadian flag

Tim S. Dool
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Above, she arrived Duluth with salt on January 2, 2018; her 29th trip here this season, usually loading iron ore pellets at the BNSF. Today, she will go to Two Harbors to load a down bound cargo of iron ore pellets.
Above, the Thunder Bay is at anchor in the Duluth harbor while she waits for the Indiana Harbor to complete loading coal at Midwest Energy. After that she will load coal for Quebec City
Above and below, the Thunder Bay arrives Duluth on August 30. 2017 to load iron ore pellets at the CN dock after the Algoma Progress completes her load there
The Thunder Bay is the 3rd of four Trillium class self unloaders to enter Great Lakes service. She left Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China in May, 2013, arrived in Montreal in July and began her maiden voyage in August.
The one above and the 2 below were taken on September 20, 2013 as she arrived Duluth  to pick up a cargo of iron ore pellets at the DN Dock in Duluth.
Picture below taken by and courtesy of Denny Dushane
Below, the Thunder Bay finally made it to Duluth in August, 2013 to load coal. Here, she is departing in front of a large Duluth August audience


  1. Tommy Anderson says:

    Visited Duluth in August. First time to any of the Great Lakes. Duly impressed by the sights and the people here. I felt welcome everywhere I went by very friendly folks. I enjoy watching the shipping on this site. Very different from Texas.
    Tommy Anderson

  2. I LOVE THIS SITE !!!! I live in Two Harbors and this sight lets me see when ships are coming into our ports to load taconite. I LOVE TO LOOK up information on this sight about the ships!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much for making this available to me !!!
    Dorie Jenson

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