Commissioning of a new pilot boat for the St. Lawrence

    MONTREAL, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Laurentian Pilotage Authority today
christened and launched a new pilot boat that will be called Grandes Eaux. The
name comes from the work of artist and filmmaker Frédéric Back, who is the
vessel's sponsor and, as such, broke the bottle of champagne on its prow at
noon on Wednesday, in the port of Montreal. The Grandes Eaux is nearly 20
metres long, with a 2,000 HP engine and gross tonnage of 64 tonnes. Its
mission consists in ferrying St. Lawrence pilots to and from cargo ships, oil
tankers and other large vessels that use the Seaway from the base in Les
Escoumins, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence.

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For further information: Roch Landriault, (514) 843-2345

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