Canadian Miner at a Twin Ports dock

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The BBC Plata will be making its first appearance in the Twin Ports today. It was built in 2005 to handle a wide variety of cargos. Two on-board cranes allow the vessel to pick up and discharge heavy cargo. At 452 feet, it is small enough to visit smaller ports and even move up rivers, making it an ideal vessel to deliver large, heavy equipment for construction projects. Having said that, the BBC Plata will be loading grain on this visit, and will likely drop anchor off the Duluth piers upon arrival this afternoon while it waits for the Canadian Miner to complete loading grain. Above, the Canadian Miner here on a visit in August, 2000. [Canadian Miner was sold for scrap in 2011.]
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-25-2007

Canadian Miner brings cement to Duluth

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The Canadian Miner was here twice last year to load grain. She is due today to discharge a cargo of cement. She was built in 1966 in Montreal and is 730 feet long. (She was sold for scrap in 2011 and while being towed to Turkey, she went aground off the coast of Nova Scotia.)
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/1/2004