1978                                     Algobay                                                                    

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 215
Launched June 19, 1978

730’ LOA, 710’3” LBP, 75’10” beam, 46’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 10700 BHP

Enrolled at
719.0 x 76.0 x 43.0, 22466 GT, 15086 NT     Can 372053     to:
Algoma Central Railway, Sault Ste. Marie ON (home port Sault Ste Marie ON)

Entered service Oct 25, 1978 clearing Collingwood ON light for Stoneport MI.

Rebuilt 1988 at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks to permit operation on the high seas.

Chartered 1990 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Reflagged Liberian.

Chartered 1994 for three years to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC and renamed Atlantic Trader.

Returned to Canadian registry 1995.

Returned 1997 to Algoma Central Marine and renamed Algobay.  Management transferred  to Seaway Self-Unloaders, St. Catharines ON, a vessel operation and management joint venture of Algoma Central Railway and ULS Corporation to operate their self-unloading vessels, ULS Corporation, Mgr.

Self-unloader and straight deck management organizations of these firms merged 2000 into a single firm, Seaway Marine Transport, St. Catharines ON

Laid up at Toronto ON Dec 25, 2002

Towed to Hamilton ON Nov 28, 2007 to await construction of a new forebody in China.

IMO 7711725

In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.









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