1967 Canadian Century
Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd., Hull 41
Built in dry dock; keel laid Dec 22, 1965; floated April 15, 1967
Built with maximum cubic capacity possible to carry coal from Lake Erie ports through the Welland Canal to Hamilton ON
730’ LOA, 722’ LBP, 75’ beam, 45’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 8350 BHP
721.8 x 75.1 x 37.4, 20343 GT, 14529 NT Can 326395 to:
Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)
Entered service 1967
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
Widened 2002 with addition of new midbody at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks and renamed John D. Leitch.
Fleet sold 2011 to Algoma Central Corporation, St. Catharines ON
In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.