1963 Newbrunswicker 2003 (2007)
Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Saint John NB by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Hull 1048
Keel laid Feb 15, 1962; launched April 20, 1963
730’ LOA, 709’ LBP, 75’ beam, 39’3” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 9000 SHP
711.9 x 75.2 x 35.7, 18192 GT, 12243 NT Can 319967 to:
Calvert Distillers 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 May 1963. Up Welland Canal May 24, 1963.
Transferred 1964 to Eastern Lake Carriers Ltd., Montreal QC, Papachristidis Co., Mgr.
Renamed Grande Hermine 1967.
Fleet sold 1972 to Jackes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON, Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Mgr. (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Canadian Mariner.
Transferred 1979 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
Sold 2003 to Distributions Grands Lacs/Ste.-Laurent, Trois Rivieres QC for use as a storage barge at Trois Rivieres. Towed 2004 to Trois Rivieres.
Sold for scrap 2007 to Turkish shipbreakers. Cleared Trois Rivieres Aug 16, 2007 towed by tug Hellas. Tow arrived Aliaga Turkey Sept 26, 2007.