Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The CSL Tadoussac

As I said in my teaser post, there were two ships that haven't appeared on this blog before.  The first was the Algoma Transport, which you read about two posts ago.  The second is the ship in this post, the CSL Tadoussac.
 The CSL Tadoussac was born as just the Tadoussac in 1968 at the Collingwood Shipyard.  She was the last Canadian Steamship fitted with a forward pilothouse.  She was also the first Canadian Steamship to have a stern mounted self unloader.
 She is powered by a single six-cylinder diesel engine which is rated at 9,600 horsepower.  It was built in Switzerland by the Sulzer Brothers. 
 Like most of the other Canadian ships she is 730 feet long which allows her to pass through the Welland Canal.  She can carry a little over 30,000 tons of cargo.
 She used to carry a variety of cargoes.
 In December of 2000, she was laid up so that her center section could be rebuilt and widened to 77 feet.  Her self-unloading equipment was also updated at this time. 
 In 2001, she was rechristened as the CSL Tadoussac and at the time was painted gray to commerate her role as a cement clinker.  She is also named in honor of the oldest settlement in Canada - Tadoussac, Quebec.
 In 2007, she opened the 75th season of the 4th Canal in the Welland Canal.  She was followed by the Frontenac.
 A shot of her pilothouse.
 A shot from slightly behind as she heads further downriver.
 A shot of her deckhouse.
One last shot as she heads somewhere.


Isaac said...

It's odd... they painted her gray to hide the clinker stains but she ended up getting stained red. So now they painted her the right color.

Isaac said...

it sounds like you use "cement clinker" as if that's the type of ship... but "cement clinker" is actually the name of the cargo.

DetroitVideoDaily said...

Just wanted to thank you for tipping me off about I finally got around to shooting my video of a freighter. I thought I'd comment here since it's a video of this ship. Here's the link if you want to check it out. Video of the Tadoussac