Thunder Bay 2

1952                                 Thunder Bay     2                                    1989

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Hull 110
Launched Aug 4, 1952

663’3” LOA, 647’ LBP, 67’ beam, 35’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, Skinner Unaflow engine, 3600 IHP

Enrolled at Port Arthur ON
647.5 x 67.2 x 30.4, 12435 GT, 9291 NT     Can 194454     to:
Canada Steamship Lines,
Montreal QC (home port Port Arthur QC)

Entered service Nov 1952

Converted to self-unloader 1968 at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 12450 GT, 9972 NT

Renamed Stadacona  (3) 1969

Laid up July 31, 1990 at Windsor ON and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1992. Cleared Sorel QC Sept 30, 1992 with str. Whitefish Bay towed by Russian tug Umka.  The tow line to both vessels parted in a storm early in the voyage but both were retrieved.  Tow arrived Zhangjiagang China early 1993.

IMO 5360601

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Jan and Feb 1999 (#15)






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