Algoma Sault
IMO 9619282

Downbound in the St. Marys River, May 20, 2018.
(Roger LeLievre)


In early 2018, Algoma Central Corporation took delivery of Algoma Sault, the second of two new Equinox-class self-unloading lake bulk carriers built at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group Limited, Jingjiang City, China. The vessel departed the shipyard on Feb. 3, 2018 and was expected to arrive in Canada in late March, making the ship available for service in the upcoming navigation season.

This is the Algoma Centralís third vessel named after Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Her most recent predecessor, Algosoo, which entered service on the lakes in 1974, has been cut up for scrap in Port Colborne, Ont. An earlier Algosoo was scrapped in Spain in 1967.


Written by Roger LeLievre.



Ship Particulars
Length 740' 00" (225.55m)
Beam 78' 00" (23.77m)
Depth 48' 03" (14.7m)
Midsummer Draft 31' 02" (9.5m)
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 260' (79.25m)
Capacity 37,367 tons
Engine Power 11,144 bhp diesel

 


Upbound in the Seaway at Cote Ste. Catherine for the first time, April 12, 2018.
(Rene Beauchamp)

Loading in Stelco dock in Hamilton, April 23, 2018.
(Jeff Cameron)

Stern view.
(Jeff Cameron)

Above Lock 1 on the Welland Canal, April 26, 2018.
(Barry Andersen)

Approaching Homer Bridge on the Welland Canal.
(Barry Andersen)

Another view.
(Barry Andersen)

Stern view.
(Barry Andersen)

Downbound in the St. Marys River, May 20, 2018.
(Roger LeLievre)

Stern view.
(Roger LeLievre)

 

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