1974 Algosoo 2
Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 206
Keel laid July 16, 1973; launched July 24, 1974
Last freighter built on the Great Lakes with forward end pilot house.
730’ LOA, 720’7” LBP, 75’ beam, 44’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 9000 BHP
720.0 x 75.0 x 41.0, 21716 GT, 16093 NT Can 346839 to:
Algoma Central Railway, Sault Ste. Marie ON (home port Sault Ste. Marie ON)
Entered service Dec 4, 1974 clearing Collingwood ON light for Badgeley ON
Extensively damaged March 7, 1986 in a fire at her layup dock on the Welland Canal. Fire, apparently started on her conveyor belt during fitout work, also destroyed her after accommodations. Repaired and returned to service in Oct 1986.
Management transferred 1993 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
In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.