Discharging cement and loading grain

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The Algoma Montrealais arrived Duluth early this morning to discharge a cargo of cement at the Holcim dock in Duluth. Holly Jorgenson took the picture above while the freighter was at the cement dock; she also took the picture of the Isadora below while the boat was loading grain at the CHS 2 dock in Superior. This is the 18th visit the Polish owned Isadora has made to Duluth since she was built in 1999. This is the 82nd visit for the Montrealais since 1996; she of course made many more here from when she was built in 1962 to 1996; I just wasn’t here for them.
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Algoma Montrealais here for 2nd time this year

Listen to the Algoma Montrealais on July 15, 2014

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The Algoma Montrealais makes her turn into the Duluth harbor after coming under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Tuesday evening, July 15, 2014. On this her second trip here this season, she brought cement to the Holcim dock. She was here 14 times last season; 8 times she brought cement; on the other trips here, she loaded iron ore pellets at the BN, although she often went over to BN to load iron ore pellets after discharging cement at Holcim.

Montrealais entering Twin Ports harbor

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The Montrealais arrived late Thursday afternoon to load grain. Above, it is seen arriving in Duluth in August, 2004. After a short lull, ship traffic in the Twin Ports is picking up again. So far, this has been a very good year. To the end of October, there were a total of 965 vessel arrivals in the Twin Ports this season. That is 58 more than last year at the same time. That breaks down to 34 more Canadian vessel arrivals, 21 more foreign flagged and 3 more US flagged vessels this season. Of course, many vessels made multiple trips. There were 179 separate vessels that made the 965 trips this season, through October 31st.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-16-2007

Montrealais arriving Twin Ports

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The Montrealais is expected this morning with a load of cement for the St. Lawrence Cement Plant in Duluth. It likely loaded that cargo in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside Toronto. It is quarried and processed there, and shipped to several distribution points, most of which are in Canada. It is a 4 day trip from Mississauga to Duluth. Last season, the Montrealais made 6 trips here. This is only its second visit this season. The boat is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962. Above, it is arriving Duluth in August, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-18-2006

Montrealais in the Twin Ports

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The Montrealais was here three times last year. It is here today for the 6th time this season, loading grain that will most likely be taken to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. There it will be discharged and loaded onto salt water ships for shipment to Europe or other international destinations. The Montrealais is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-23-2005

Montrealais

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The Montrealais was a frequent visitor to the Twin Ports from the late 90’s to 2001, visiting from four to ten times a year. The Montrealais will be here today for the second time this season. It was here three times last year. The boat is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-16-2005

Montrealais here with cement

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The Montrealais was here three times last year. It is here today for the first time this season, loading grain that will most likely be taken to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. There it will be discharged and then loaded onto salt water ships for shipment to Europe or other international destinations. It is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/28/2005