1981                                     Algowood                                                             

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 219
Launched Oct 7, 1980

730’ LOA, 712’4” LBP, 75’10” beam, 46’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 10200 BHP

Enrolled at
719.0 x 76.0 x 43.0, 22558 GT, 15374 NT     Can 372055     to:
Algoma Central Railway, Sault Ste. Marie ON (home port Sault Ste Marie ON)

Entered service April 16,1981 clearing Owen Sound ON light for Stoneport MI.  Down Welland Canal April 18, 1981.

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

Hull buckled June 1, 2000 while loading stone at Bruce Mines ON.  Towed to St. Catharines ON, where she was repaired by Port Weller Dry Docks.  The damaged 30-foot section was replaced by a new 40-foot section to lengthen her to the new maximum length allowed for transit through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

IMO 7910216

In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.









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