CSL Laurentien enters shipping canal

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A total of 187,000 tons of coal will be loaded into 4 boats today at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior. After a brief wait at anchor after discharging salt inside the harbor, the Algolake will be the first of the 4 to depart the coal dock. That should have happened early this morning. The Indiana Harbor arrived last night and would be departing the Twin Ports sometime this AM with its share. The CSL Laurentien and the Paul R. Tregurtha were both trying to be the first to arrive in Duluth to wait for the Indiana Harbor to complete loading. Above, the Canadian flagged CSL Laurentien coming into port in May, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-31-2006

CSL Laurentien

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The CSL Laurentien is most of the former Louis R. Desmarais, built in 1977. During the 2000-2001 winter, the forward hull of the Desmarais was cut off and a new hull was joined to the Desmarais stern, including the engine room. Automated self-unloading equipment was added and the name was changed to the CSL Laurentien. (CSL is Canada Steamship Lines, the boat’s owner). Like 2 of the 4 previous trips here this season, it will load taconite. It loaded coal on one trip and grain on the other.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-29-2005

CSL Laurentien

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The CSL Laurentien is most of the former Louis R. Desmarais, built in 1977. During the 2000-2001 winter, the forward hull of the Desmarais was cut off and a new hull was joined to the Desmarais stern, including the engine room. Automated self-unloading equipment was added and her name was changed to the CSL Laurentien. (CSL is Canada Steamship Lines, the boat’s owner)
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-05-2005

CSL Laurentien here

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The CSL Laurentien is most of the former Louis R Desmarais with a new forward hull attached to the engine room portion of the Desmarais.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/22/2004