Baie Comeau in Duluth for coal

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The Baie Comeau arrived Duluth on November 25, 2014 to load coal  for Quebec at Midwest Energy. It was her 15th trip here this season; she was here 7 times in 2013, her first year in service.

Baie Comeau outbound with coal

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The Baie Comeau departed Duluth on Friday evening, September 5th, 2014 with 32,000 tons of coal loaded at Midwest Energy Resources for delivery to Quebec where it will be offloaded into a larger, ocean going vessel for delivery to Europe. Click above to hear her salute us.

3 again and still 1 more and then the Mac

The Mackinaw led a convoy of boats that arrived off the Duluth piers this morning (April 30, 2014).  Before they came in, the CSL Assiniboine departed around 8:25 morning and ran into some ice problems. The bad news; there were 7 boats in front of her waiting to come in. The good news: the Mackinaw was right there and after a couple hours of working the ice, the Assiniboine was on her way. The first three were the CSL Assiniboine, Cason J. Callaway and the Thunder Bay.
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Half an hour later, the Whitefish Bay came in, followed by the Baie Comeau and then the CSL Tadoussac.
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After the Bridge went down to clear some traffic, the Baie St. Paul came in alone. A little later, the Mackinaw, having watched her charges safely make it into the Duluth harbor, came in herself.
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Good-byes all around

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Launched earlier this year, the Canadian flagged Baie Comeau made 7 trips to the Twin Ports this season, discharging grain on one trip and loading coal 3 times. She departed today (January 9,  2014) with her 3rd cargo of iron ore pellets. Two Heritage Marine tugs, the Helen H. above, and the Nels J. below cleared a path through the ice on her departure.
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Cold day in Duluth (-15 F, wind chill–34 F)

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The Baie Comeau arrived this morning at 9:20 so she could share our beautiful weather with us; she will also load iron ore pellets while she is in town.
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Two Great Lakes tugs helped her get through the ice. That is the St. Clair at her winter layup dock at the Port Terminal on the right.
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