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Shipping traffic: Long-lasting name

Most Great Lakes freighters undergo name changes over the course of their existence, often because the ships or the companies that own them are sold.

Most Great Lakes freighters undergo name changes over the course of their existence, often because the ships or the companies that own them are sold.

But the 730-foot Quebecois, scheduled to arrive in Duluth late tonight, is one of the few decades-old vessels to retain its original moniker.

The Quebecois was launched in 1963. It will be bringing in a load of cement, and then is scheduled to pick up a load of iron ore pellets.

Tuesday, April 13

DULUTH ENTRY

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Morning: Michipicoten, arriving to load iron ore pellets

Afternoon: American Century, departing with coal

Evening/night: Algolake, arriving to load coal; Quebecois, arriving to unload cement and load iron ore pellets

SUPERIOR ENTRY

No traffic expected

TWO HARBORS

Morning: Edgar B. Speer, arriving to load iron ore pellets; Presque Isle, arriving to load iron ore pellets.

Midday: Edgar B. Speer, departing with iron ore pellets

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Evening/night: Presque Isle, departing with iron ore pellets

For updated information 24 hours a day, call the Boatwatcher's Hotline at (218) 722-6489.

Source: The Lake Superior Marine Museum in Canal Park, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and boatnerd.com. Arrival and departure times are not official and can vary widely.

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