Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 278
Built in two sections, the stern at Canadian Vickers, launched Oct 19, 1961, and the bow at Lauzon QC by George T. Davie & Sons, Hull 77, launched Oct 25, 1961. The sections were joined at Champlain Dry Dock, Quebec QC
Launched as Montrealer. Renamed before commissioning.
730’ LOA, 707’6” LBP, 75’ beam, 39’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 9000 SHP
712.0 x 75.3 x 34.8, 17647 GT, 12759 NT Can 314394 to:
Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd., Montreal QC. Chartered under a lease-buy agreement “Angel Plan” to Eastern Lake Carriers Ltd., Papachristidis Co., Mgr. (home port Montreal QC)
Entered service April 1962. Up Welland Canal April 29, 1962.
Transferred 1964 to Papachristidis Co. Ltd., Montreal QC
Fleet sold 1972 to Jackes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON, Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Mgr. (home port to Toronto ON)
Transferred 1976 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON
Management transferred 1990 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
Fleet sold 2011 to Algoma Central Corporation, St. Catharines ON
Renamed Algoma Montrealais 2012
In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.