Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Montreal QC by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Hull 280
Built in two sections, the stern launched Sept 8, 1962 and the bow Nov 10, 1962.
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, 17646 GT, 12741 NT Can 319265 to:
Canadian General Electric Co., 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 sailing light to Sept Iles QC for a cargo of iron ore for Cleveland OH. Up Welland Canal April 30, 1963.
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 1974 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 Quebecois 2012
In service 2011 for Algoma Central Corp.