(1976) 1989 Nindawayma 2000 (2007)
Steel twin-screw passenger/automobile ferry
Built at Gijon Spain by S. A. Juliana Const. Gijonesa, Hull 24
Launched as roll-on, roll-off ferry Monte Creceta (Spain). Renamed Monte Castillo just before entering service. Renamed Manx Viking (Br 359765) 1978. Renamed Manx 1987. Converted to passenger/automobile ferry. Renamed Skudenes (Norway) 1987. Sold 1989 to owners below, renamed Ontario No. 1 (Can 359765) for her delivery voyage and came to the Great Lakes. Renamed Nindawayma 1989.
333’6” LOA, 302’4” LBP, 55’ beam, 3606”’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired diesel engines, 8400 BHP
302.4 x 55.2 x 36.7, 3589 GT, 1872 NT Can 359765 to:
Owen Sound Transportation Co., Owen Sound ON, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, owner (home port Owen Sound ON)
Entered Great Lakes service 1989 carrying passengers and automobiles across the entrance of Georgian Bay between Tobermory ON and South Baymouth ON
Laid up at Owen Sound ON the end of the 1992 season and did not operate again. (Had been added to the fleet to cover projected service needs beyond the capacity of MV Chi-Cheemaun, the regular ferry on this route, but the expected increase in traffic volume did not occur.)
Sold 2000 to Verrault Navigation Inc., Les Mechins QC for expected off-Lakes use on the St. Lawrence River and towed to Montreal QC, where she was laid up.
Sold 2007 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., towed to St. Catharines ON, where her engines and other useful equipment were removed, resold to Purvis Marine Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie ON, towed to Sault Ste. Marie and scrapped there.