Cedarbranch 2

1951                                 Cedarbranch     2                                  1979 (1985)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size tanker

Built at Sorel QC by Marine Industries Ltd., Hull 197
Launched Sept 1951

259’ LOA, 252’6” LBP, 43’6” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired diesel engine, 1600 BHP

Enrolled at
252.6 x 43.6 x 20.3, 2153 GT, 1489 NT     Can 192522     to:
Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel QC, Branch Lines Ltd., Mgr. (home port Sorel QC)

Entered service 1951

Transferred 1956 to Branch Lines Ltd. 

Heavily damaged July 31, 1965 in explosion and fire at the British-American Oil Co. dock at Montreal QC, St. Lawrence River.  Two lives lost. 

Repaired and lengthened 1966 at Sorel QC by Marine Industries Ltd.
Remeasured to 284.6 length and 2439 GT, 1643 NT

Sold 1978 to Secola Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON, an affiliate of Ship Repairs & Supplies Ltd., Johnstone Shipping Ltd., Mgr. (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Secola 

Sold 1979 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Kito Maru (Mexico) 1979

Scrapped 1985 at Brownsville TX

IMO 5066774

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 60





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