Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Algosteel

As it turns out, I did manage to get out and take some pictures on the way home from Troy.  I decided to stop in Detroit to see if I could get some ship pictures.  Unfortunately, it was still raining pretty heavily so I didn't want to linger too long.
So making her first appearance on Michigan Exposures is the Algosteel.  She originally started life as the A.S. Glossbrenner and was constructed by Davie Shipbuilding in Luzon, Quebec in 1966.  She is 730 feet long and can carry 27,000 tons of cargo.

In 1971, she was sold to the Algoma Corporation and renamed the Algogulf in 1987.  She was converted to a self unloader and then named her current name.  She carries a variety of cargoes.

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