Canadian Prospector

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The bulk freighter Canadian Prospector came into port on Monday morning to load grain. It has been here 36 times since 1996 but the last visit was in October of 2004. It was built in 1964 as an ocean going freighter named Carlton and was lengthened in 1968 by 80 feet and renamed St. Lawrence Prospector. It was lengthened again in 1979 by 88 feet and given its current name. It is now 730 feet long. Above, the vessel is departing Duluth in July, 2002. [Canadian Prospector was scrapped in 2010.]
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-31-2007

Canadian Prospector

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The bulk freighter Canadian Prospector will be here to load wheat today. It was built in 1964 as an ocean going freighter named Carlton, was lengthened in 1968 by 80 feet and renamed St. Lawrence Prospector, and lengthened again in 1979 by 88 more feet and given its current name. It is now 730 feet long.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-25-2004