Montrealais entering Twin Ports harbor

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 … [Read more...]

Montrealais arriving Twin Ports

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 … [Read more...]

Montrealais in the Twin Ports

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 … [Read more...]

Montrealais

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 … [Read more...]

Montrealais here with cement

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 … [Read more...]