Murray Bay 2

1963                                        Murray Bay     2                                 

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd., Hull 177
Launched May 3, 1963

730’ LOA, 708’10” LBP, 75’ beam, 39’2” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 9000 SHP

Enrolled at
712.2 x 75.2 x 35.7, 17873 GT, 12739 NT     Can 318684     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service July 18, 1963

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 Provider.  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

Fleet sold 2011 to Algoma Central Corporation, St. Catharines ON and vessel renamed Algoma Provider.

IMO 5407277

In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.








Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *