Algorail

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Algorail traveling under a bridge.
Career
Name:Algorail
Owner:Algoma Central[1]
Port of registry:Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,  Canada
Builder:Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood, Ontario[2]
Christened:1 April 1968[2]
General characteristics [2]
Type:Self-discharging bulk carrier
Length:640 ft 5 in (195 m)
Beam:72 ft 3 in (22 m)
Draft:26 ft (8 m) (Seaway)
29 ft 2 in (9 m) (maximum)
Installed power:4 × Fairbanks-Morse 10-38D8-1/8
6,664 hp (combined)
 
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Algorail traveling under a bridge.
Career
Name:Algorail
Owner:Algoma Central[1]
Port of registry:Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,  Canada
Builder:Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood, Ontario[2]
Christened:1 April 1968[2]
General characteristics [2]
Type:Self-discharging bulk carrier
Length:640 ft 5 in (195 m)
Beam:72 ft 3 in (22 m)
Draft:26 ft (8 m) (Seaway)
29 ft 2 in (9 m) (maximum)
Installed power:4 × Fairbanks-Morse 10-38D8-1/8
6,664 hp (combined)

The Algorail is a lake freighter owned and operated by Algoma Central.[2] She is a self-unloading bulk carrier, christened in 1968. She is one of the last lake freighters built in the traditional 2 superstructure style, with the bridge right in the bows.

She is the second vessel of this name.[2]

In June 2013 she ran aground with a shipment of salt in the Saginaw River.[3][4] Zilwaukee Dock Manager Jim Cnudde cited the Algorail's running aground as an indication that greater efforts should be made to keep the river dredged.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algorail (6805531)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. http://www.equasis.org/EquasisWeb/restricted/ShipList?fs=ShipSearch&P_PAGE=1&P_IMO=6805531. Retrieved 2013-11-02. (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c d e George Wharton. "Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature -- Algorail (2)" (in English). Boatnerd.com. Retrieved May 2013. 
  3. ^ Heather Jordan (2013-06-25). "Tugboat ready to assist freighter stuck on Saginaw River in Bay City". Michigan Live. Retrieved 2013-06-30. "A lake freighter hauling salt remained stuck on the Saginaw River in downtown Bay City Tuesday, June 25, and now a tugboat from Busch Marine Inc. is at the scene to assist, if needed." 
  4. ^ Heather Jordan (2013-06-25). "Algorail stuck on Saginaw River between Liberty and Veterans Memorial bridges in Bay City". Michigan Live. Retrieved 2013-07-01. "A ship hauling salt has been stuck on the Saginaw River between Liberty and Veterans Memorial bridges in Bay City since about 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 25." 
  5. ^ Jessica Fleishman (2013-06-25). "Stuck lake freighter Algorail floats free in Saginaw River after getting help from a barge". Michigan Live. Retrieved 2013-07-01. "The freighter Algorail was stuck in shipping channel from about 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, after the 650-foot vessel hit the bottom of the waterway between the Veterans and Liberty bridges."