Cape Breton Miner

1964                                    Cape Breton Miner                   1983 (1987)

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes/ocean bulk freighter

Built at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd., Hull 35

Built in dry dock.  Keel laid May 1963;  floated April 25, 196

Built to carry coal from Dominion Coal Co., Sydney NS to Ontario Hydro, Toronto ON

680’ LOA, 645’ LBP, 75’ beam, 43’9” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 9000 SHP

Enrolled at
657.0 x 75.3 x 39.8, 18809 GT, 11547 NT     Can 318773     to:
Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON (home port Toronto ON)

Entered service May 1964

Sold 1969 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Conveyor (Liberia) 1969

Sold 1972 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON, reenrolled Canadian and returned to the Great Lakes.  Renamed Cape Breton Miner.

Operated in both on-Lakes and off-Lakes service (most of it off-Lakes).

Sold 1983 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Mazahua (Vanuatu) 1983

Sold for scrap 1987.  Arrived Kaohsiung Taiwan May 27, 1987 for scrapping.

IMO 6410104

See history in Scanner Summer 2007 (#308)










2 thoughts on “Cape Breton Miner

  1. I sailed on the Cape Breton Miner as an oiler in 1972 also as 3rd engineer in 1977 .
    Do you know who was chief and captain at that time .
    Best Regards,

    • Season opening appointments for her were not published in 1972. Probably still off the Lakes. K Crooke is shown as capt and J. Montambault as chief for 1973. Maybe also for 1972 after she came back to Upper Lakes.

      For 1977 N. A. Salitter is capt and A. Mair chief.

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