Whitefish Bay

1961                                    Whitefish Bay                                     1992

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lauzon QC by Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Hull 625
Launched Nov 16, 1960

730’ LOA, 708’10” LBP, 75’ beam, 39’2” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 9000 SHP

Enrolled at
712.4 x 75.2 x 34.3, 17350 GT, 13552 NT     Can 313936     to:
Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC (home port Montreal QC)

Entered service April 15, 1961

Converted to self-unloader 1969 at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 18370 GT, 12971 NT

Renamed Quetico 1969

Converted back to straight deck bulk carrier 1983 at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd.
(Not remeasured upon reconversion)

Renamed Whitefish Bay 1983

Laid up at Sorel QC at end of 1989 season and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1992 to Chinese shipbreakers.  Cleared Sorel QC with str. Stadacona towed by Russian tug Umka.  Tow arrived Zhangjiagang China early 1993. (The tow line to both vessels had parted in a storm on the first leg of the journey but both vessels were retrieved.)

IMO 5389009

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Dec 1994 and Jan 1995 (#11)






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