1960 John A. France (2) 2002
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 275
Built in two sections
722’6” LOA, 700’ LBP, 75’ beam, 39’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 9000 SHP
704.5 x 75.3 x 34.6, 17382 GT, 13826 NT Can 311788 to:
Scott Misener Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON (home port Port Colborne ON)
Entered service 1960. First cargo iron ore from Labrador up Welland Canal Sept 7, 1960 and arrived Ashtabula OH Sept 8, 1960.
Fleet renamed Misener Transportation Ltd. late 1978
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 Algoma Central Marine, Sault Ste. Marie ON and renamed Algoriver. 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
Laid up Dec 24, 2000 at Montreal QC and did not operate again
Sold for scrap 2002 to Turkish shipbreakers. Cleared Montreal QC Aug 18, 2002 towed by Panamanian tug Suhacli. Tow arrived Aliaga Turkey Sept 12, 2002.