Maplecliffe Hall

1966                                         Maplecliffe Hall                                2011

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 287
Built in two sections.  Stern section launched Nov 13, 1965.  Bow section built at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Hull 97, launched Nov 12, 1965.  Sections joined at Lauzon April 25, 1966.

730’ LOA, 707’6” LBP, 75’ beam, 39’1” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 8000 BHP

Enrolled at
712.4 x 75.2 x 35.3, 17831 GT, 13307 NT     Can 326400     to:
Industrial Acceptance Corporation, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC) and chartered to Hall Corporation of Canada Ltd.

Entered service May 1, 1966 clearing Montreal QC light for Pointe Noire QC for iron ore.

Sold 1968 to Hall Corporation of Canada Ltd., Montreal QC

Home port to Toronto ON 1975

Sold 1988 to Canada SteamshipLines, Montreal QC and renamed Lemoyne  (2)

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 Miner.  Management transferred to Seaway Bulk Carriers, St. CatharinesON, 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, 2008 at Toronto ON and did not operate again

(Fleet sold 2011 to Algoma Central Corporation, St. Catharines ON.  This retired vessel was not part of the sale.)

Sold for scrap 2011 to Turkish shipbreakers

IMO 6601674








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