Monday, November 19, 2012

And Now...The Algowood

So my journey up the St. Clair River continued because I was a quest to get pictures of the Algowood.  She was a ship I had not seen before.  It seems like ships like that are getting rarer for me.
 The Algowood was born at the Collingwood Shipyards in Collingwood, Ontario in 1980 for her current owners.  She is powered by two 5,100 horsepower engines giving her a top speed of 13 knots.  She is also equipped with a 1000 horsepower bow thruster.
 She is equipped with a self unloading boom that can unload at a rate of 5,400 tons per hour.
 Her length is 740 feet like many of her fleetmates.  She can carry almost 32,000 tons of cargo and she can carry a variety of cargoes.
 In 2000, her hull buckled as she was loading stone.  She was lightened and temporary repairs were made so she could get to a port for proper repairs.  At this time, she was made her current length.
 She ran aground in 2002 near Mission Point.  She was towed to a nearby dock for temporary repairs and then she made way for Thunder Bay were permanent repairs were made.
 She is a pretty nice looking ship despite having such a checkered history.
And she sails off.

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