The Whitefish Bay, Canada Steamship Lines’ (CSL) second of four Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers destined to operate in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, set sail on its maiden voyage on May 16. Departing from Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China, it will cross the Pacific Ocean transiting through the Panama Canal before arriving in Montreal.

The vessel is commanded by Captain Kevin Crouse and Chief Engineer Dave Cooke, and is expected to take approximately 50-60 days to complete its voyage.

The Whitefish Bay follows in the footsteps of the award-winning Trillium Class Baie St. Paul which has been operating in the Great Lakes since December 2012. Two additional Trillium Class self-unloading vessels and two new bulk carriers are set to join the Canada Steamship Lines fleet in 2013-2014.