Ottercliffe Hall

1969                                    Ottercliffe Hall                                  2001 (2004)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Hull 667
Keel laid June 4, 1968;  launched Dec 2, 1968

730’ LOA, 709’3” LBP, 75’ beam, 39’8” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 8310 BHP

Enrolled at
712.2 x 75.2 x 36.2, 17908 GT, 13506 NT     Can 329351     to:
Hall Corporation Shipping Ltd., Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service July 29, 1969.  Up Welland Canal with first cargo Aug 3, 1969.

Home port to Toronto ON 1975

Chartered 1983 for three years to Misener Shipping Ltd., St. Catharines ON and renamed Royalton  (2).  Returned 1985 to Hall and renamed Ottercliffe Hall.

Sold 1988 to Scott Misener Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON and renamed Peter Misener.

Management transferred 1991 to Great Lakes Bulk Carriers, Winnipeg MB, a vessel operation and management joint venture of Canada Steamship Lines, Misener Shipping and Pioneer Shipping to operate their straight deck vessels, David K. Gardiner (COO of Misener), Mgr.

Great Lakes Bulk Carriers discontinued 1994 and vessel sold to ULS Corporation, Toronto ON and renamed Canadian Trader(2).  Management transferred to Seaway Bulk Carriers, St. Catharines ON, a vessel operation and management joint venture of Algoma Central Railway and ULS Corporation to operate their straight deck vessels, ULS Corporation, Mgr.

Self-unloader and straight deck management organizations of these firms merged 2000 into a single firm, Seaway Marine Transport, St. Catharines ON

Laid up at Toronto ON at the end of the 1999 season and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 2001 and towed to Trois-Rivieres QC, where she was used for grain storage

Sold late 2004 to Indian shipbreakers.  Arrived under tow at Alang India Jan 7, 2005.

IMO 6903852






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