Algoma Quebecois

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Algoma Québécois moored at the Toronto portlands in June 2013.
Algoma Québécois moored at the Toronto portlands in June 2013.
Career (Canada)
Name: Québécois
Algoma Québécois (from April 2012)
Port of registry: Toronto
Builder: Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal
Launched: 1963
Renamed: Algoma Quebecois
Identification:
Fate: Scrapping underway as of April 2014 [1]
Status: Dead [1]
General characteristics [2][3]
Type: Lake freighter
Tonnage: 17,646 GT
12,741 NT
Length: 217.02 m (712 ft 0 in)
Beam: 22.95 m (75 ft 4 in)
Draught: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Depth: 10.61 m (34 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 1 × 9,000 shp (6,711 kW) steam turbine, single screw
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)

Québécois was a lake freighter launched in 1963 by Canadian Vickers Ltd.[4][5][6] She was a bulk carrier, at 75 feet (23 m) wide and 730 feet (220 m) long, she was built to the maximum dimensions of the St Lawrence Seaway locks. Her capacity was 28,000 tonnes. She normally carried grain, but occasionally carried ore.

Her first owner was the Papachristides Company.[6] The Upper Lakes Shipping Company acquired the vessel in 1972.[5] In 2011 Upper Lakes was acquired by Algoma Central Corporation.[7] The vessel has been renamed Algoma Quebecois.[8]

The Algoma Quebecois was towed through the Welland Canal and reached International Marine Salvage in Port Colborne on November 21, 2013 where she will be scrapped.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Algoma Quebecois Scrapping". Bill Bird. 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "ALGOMA QUEBECOIS (O.N. 319265)". Transport Canada. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "ALGOMA QUEBECOIS". shipspotting.com. 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Made to fit". Professional Mariner. October 2004. Archived from the original on 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  5. ^ a b "The Quebecois". Michigan exposures. 2011-05-19. Archived from the original on 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  6. ^ a b "Quebecois arrives carrying 900,000 bushels of wheat". Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. 1962-05-02. p. 8. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  7. ^ Gillham, Skip (December 7, 2012). "Algoma Quebecois still going strong in its 50th year". niagarathisweek.com. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ George Wharton. "Algoma Quebecois -- (Quebecois 1963 - 2012)". Boatnerd. Retrieved 2013-06-21. "In early 2012, Algoma formally changed the vessel's name to Algoma Quebecois with Transport Canada's registration being changed accordingly." 
  9. ^ Gillham, Skip (November 28, 2013). "End nears for former ‘Santa Claus ship’". Niagara This Week. Retrieved January 11, 2014.