Martin is semi-new boat

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The H.M. Griffith was built in 1973. In 2000, the engine-room portion of that vessel was combined with a new hull to create a ‘new’ vessel called the Rt. Hon. Paul J Martin. It is named after Canada’s 21st Prime Minister and the former president of Canada Steamship Lines, the owner of the boat.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-22-2004

Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin

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The Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin is expected in Superior today to load taconite at the Burlington Northern Dock. It was created when a new hull was connected to the H.M Griffith engine room in 2000. The H.M. Griffith was built in 1973.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-13-2004

Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin welcomed to town

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The H.M. Griffith was built in 1973. In 2000, the engine-room portion of that vessel was combined with a new hull. The ‘new’ vessel became the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, named after Canada’s 21st Prime Minister and the former president of Canada Steamship Lines, the owner of the boat. Picture taken July 5, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-08-2004