Canadian Empress
IMO N/A

Tied up in Kingston, Oct. 10, 2009.
(Roger LeLievre)


The M/V Canadian Empress is a small cruise ship built at Algan Shipyards, Gananoque, Que., in 1981 for the St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, Kingston, Ont. Her route is generally confined to the waters between Kingston and Quebec City, Que., including the 1,000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway.

Designed to reflect the classic style of North American turn-of-the-century riverboats, Canadian Empress is 108 feet long, 30 feet wide and shallow in draft. Her size allows her to navigate freely among the islands and through locks, some of which are inaccessible to larger vessels. She carries 66 passengers, 14 crewmembers and is powered by twin 365 H.P. Volvo engines.


Written by Roger LeLievre.



Ship Particulars
Length 108' 00" (32.92m)
Beam 30' 00" (9.14m)
Depth 8' 00" (2.44m)
Capacity 66 passengers
Engine Power 365 bhp diesel

 


Canadian Empress 1981 - Today
(St. Lawrence Cruise Lines)

Entering the Iroquois Lock, May 24, 2000.
(Peter Carter)

Downbound at Kahnawake for Montreal, Oct. 14, 2006.
(Kent Malo)

Profile view.
(Kent Malo)

Tied up at Blockhouse Island, Brockville, June 19, 2009.
(Dave Bessant)

Tied up in Kingston, Oct. 10, 2009.
(Roger LeLievre)

Coming around the point opposite Hardy Park, Brockville, June 25, 2010.
(Dave Bessant)

Arriving at the dock.
(Dave Bessant)

Tying up.
(Dave Bessant)

Arriving at Prescott, Sept. 17, 2012.
(Jim Scrimger)

Canadian Empress docking with Algoma Enterprise heading upstream.
(Jim Scrimger)

 


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