Fort William

1965                                     Fort William                                                

Steel Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River package freighter

Built at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Hull 652
Keel laid Sept 22, 1964;  launched April 24, 1965

488’9” LOA, 465’10” LBP, 56’ beam, 35’6” depth
1 deck, oil-fired diesel engines, 6000 SHP

Enrolled at
471.8 x 56.1 x 31.2, 6793 GT, 4339 NT     Can 323001     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service May 21, 1965.  Up Welland Canal May 23, 1965

Exploded and capsized Sept 17, 1965 at her dock in Montreal QC.  Five lives lost.  Raised, repaired and returned to service May 1966.

Fleet discontinued package freight service at the end of the 1981 season.  Vessel laid up at Hamilton ON and did not operate in 1982.

Sold 1982 to Lake Ontario Cement Co., Picton ON, Canada Steamship Lines, Mgr.

Converted to self-unloading cement carrier 1983 at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd.
Remeasured to 6939 GT, 4498 NT

Renamed Stephen B. Roman 1983 (home port to Picton ON)

Home port to Toronto ON 1985

Owner renamed Essroc Canada Ltd. 1990 

Management transferred 1999 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON

IMO 6514900

In service 2011 for Essroc (Upper Lakes)





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