1963 Black Bay 2002
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 172
Launched Sept 20, 1962
730’ LOA, 708’10” LBP, 75’ beam, 39’2” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 9000 SHP
712.1 x 75.2 x 35.7, 17848 GT, 12589 NT Can 318682 to:
Canadian General Electric Co. Ltd., Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC). Chartered to Canada Steamship Lines
Entered service April 18, 1963 clearing Collingwood ON light for the Canadian Lakehead
Transferred 1964 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC
Management transferred 1991 to Great Lakes Bulk Carriers, Winnipeg MB, a vessel operation and management joint venture of Canada Steamship Lines, Misener Shipping and Pioneer Shipping to operate their straight deck vessels, David K. Gardiner (COO of Misener), Mgr.
Great Lakes Bulk Carriers discontinued 1994 and vessel sold to ULS Corporation, Toronto ON and renamed Canadian Voyager. Management transferred 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 for scrap 2002 to Turkish shipbreakers. Cleared Montreal QC Aug 15, 2002 towed by Russian tug Akhtiar. Tow arrived Aliaga Turkey Sept 18, 2002.
See history in Detroit Marine Historian Sept and Oct 2003 (#22)