1968 Algocen 2
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 191
Keel laid Dec 28, 1967; launched Jun 18, 1968
730’ LOA, 709’3” LBP, 75’ beam, 39’8” depth
1 deck, oil-fired diesel engines, 9340 BHP
712.6 x 75.2 x 36.2, 18039 GT, 13493 NT Can 325748 to:
Algoma Central Railway, Sault Ste Marie ON (home port Sault Ste. Marie ON)
Entered service Sept 1968
Management transferred 1990 to Seaway Bulk Carriers, St. Catharines ON, a vessel operation and management joint venture of Algoma Central Railway and ULS Corporation to operate their straight deck 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
Sold 2005 for use as a spoils storage barge in off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.
Renamed Valgocen (Panama) 2005
Sold 2008 to Vanguard Shipping Ltd., Ingleside ON, renamed J. W. Shelley and returned to the Great Lakes.
Reenrolled Canadian (home port to Quebec QC)
In service 2011 for Vanguard Shipping