Montrealais entering Twin Ports harbor

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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 breaks down to 34 more Canadian vessel arrivals, 21 more foreign flagged and 3 more US flagged vessels this season. Of course, many vessels made multiple trips. There were 179 separate vessels that made the 965 trips this season, through October 31st.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-16-2007

Montrealais arriving Twin Ports

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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 here. This is only its second visit this season. The boat is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962. Above, it is arriving Duluth in August, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-18-2006

Montrealais in the Twin Ports

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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 was built in 1962.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-23-2005

Montrealais

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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 on 05-16-2005

Montrealais here with cement

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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 built in 1962.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/28/2005

Montrealais here today

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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. It was only here once in 2002 and twice the next year. This is the second visit this season.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-27-2004

Montrealais in Duluth to discharge cement

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The Montrealais was here twice last year. It is here today with a cargo of cement. It is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962,
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/12/2004