1968 Canadian Progress
Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd., Hull 48
Built in dry dock; keel laid June 5, 1967; floated June 5, 1968
Built to carry coal from Lake Erie ports to Ontario Hydro stations on Lake Ontario
730’ LOA, 724’ LBP, 75’ beam, 46’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 4000 BHP
721.8 x 75.1 x 37.4, 21436 GT, 16608 NT Can 328735 to:
Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)
Entered service 1968
Repowered 1990 with new diesels at Windsor ON by Sandrin Brothers
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
Fleet sold 2011 to Algoma Central Corporation, St. Catharines ON and vessel renamed Algoma Progress
In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.