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November 20, 2005


 

The recent return to service of the former Mantadoc, under the name Maritime Trader, has generated much interest in this vessel.  Mantadoc was built as Hull #187 and launched at Collingwood Shipyards on November 23, 1966, just six months after her Keel Laying ceremony. The following are apparent shipyard photos from the Great Lakes Marine Archives courtesy of Dave Benedet. More pictures will be added as they are received. A complete history of the vessel is available at Maritime Trader.


Keel Laying
May 15, 1966

June 1, 1966

June 1, 1966

 


June 15, 1966

 


June 15, 1966

 


July 1, 1966

 


July 1, 1966

 


July 15, 1966

 


July 15, 1966

 


August 1, 1966

 


August 15, 1966

 


August 15, 1966

 


September 1, 1966

 


September 1, 1966

 


September 15, 1966

 


September 15, 1966

 


September 15, 1966

 


October 1, 1966

 


October 1, 1966
 

October 15, 1966

October 31, 1966

October 31, 1966

October 31, 1966

November 15, 1966

November 15, 1966

November 15, 1966
Eight days before launch

Launch
November 23, 1966

Post Launch

Engine Room looking aft
December 1, 1966

December 1, 1966

January 2, 1967

January 2, 1967

January 16, 1967

February 1, 1967

February 1, 1967

February 1, 1967

February 15, 1967

Officers Dining Room
February 15, 1967

Engine room looking aft
February 15,1967

Pilothouse
March 1, 1967

Ready to sail
April 1, 1967

Finished Product in all her
classic beauty.
   
       


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