1959 Eskimo 2006 (
Steel crane equipped bulk freighter
Built at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Hull 611
Launched April 27, 1959
Hull strengthened for ice breaking.
360’4” LOA, 335’ LBP, 51’ beam, 30’ depth
2 oil-fired diesel engines, 3200 BHP
342.4 x 51.1 x 28.1, 4462 GT, 3086 NT Can 311755 to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)
Entered service 1959
Converted 1964 to package freighter at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipyard (cranes removed)
Sold 1980 to Groupe Desgagnes, Montreal QC and renamed Mathilda Desgagnes.
Converted back to crane equipped bulk freighter
Sold 2006 for off-Lakes service
Sale postponed when vessel was placed into temporary operation in Sept 2006 to replace in Arctic service her fleetmate Camilla Desgagnes when the latter vessel suffered engine failure.
Sold late 2006 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes early 2007.
Renamed Gisela (Barbados) 2007
This vessel was built for service between St. Lawrence River ports and the Arctic and most of her service was in this trade. She spent relatively little of her career in Great Lakes service.