Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Frontenac Arrives at the Superior Entry

The 730 foot Frontenac arrived through the Superior Entry on a beautiful September afternoon.
Seagulls lined the breakwater on the Minnesota side of the canal and seemed to be spectators as this long time visitor proudly entered port.

Since the winds were calm, I sent the photocopter up to snap these pictures of the arrival.

The vessel was launched December 12, 1967 and christened Frontenac (5) for Canada Steamship Lines, Inc.  The Frontenac was named in honor of Mr. Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac at Palluau who was born in 1620 and was the governor of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 until he died in 1698.
More info at boatnerds.com and duluthshippingnews.com


1 comment:

  1. We were on the Wisconsin side but missed her on the way in. Beautiful day though. Great place to spend it.

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