Pineglen (2)
IMO 8409331

Upbound at Allanburg on the Welland Canal, July 27, 2014.
(Bill Bird)


The keel for this modern Great Lakes bulk freighter was laid on Nov. 5, 1984 at Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood, ON as their hull # 231 and was launched on April 18, 1985 for N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. as the Paterson (2). She has the distinction of being the last lake built freighter built at the Collingwood Shipyards before they terminated operations September 12, 1986. The Paterson was also the last straight deck bulk freighter built on the Great Lakes and was the first "new build" for the Paterson fleet since the Mantadoc was launched in 1967. The Paterson was the second vessel to be named in honor of the entire Paterson family.

The vessel is powered by a Krupp M.A.K. 6M601AK inline 6-cylinder 4 stroke cycle, single acting, non-reversing 8,160 b.h.p. diesel engine built in 1985 by Krupp MaK Maschinenbau G.m.b.H., Kiel, Germany. This engine burns intermediate grade 180 fuel oil. The power is fed to a single 18' 08" (5.70m) diameter KaMeWa controllable pitch propeller giving her a rated service speed of 15.5 m.p.h. She is equipped with a 1,000 h.p. electrically driven KaMeWa 6' 06.5" (2.0m) bow thruster and a bulbous ram bow. The bulk freighter's 18 hatches service 4 holds where she is capable of carrying 32,600 tons at a mid-summer draft of 29' 00" (8.85m) and approximately 29,459 tons at the new Seaway draft of 26' 06" (8.08m). Other capacities include 462.6 tons of fuel oil, 65 tons of potable water, and 13,223 tons of water ballast. The vessel's lightweight displacement is 6,693 tons. Her life saving equipment includes 1 12-person 16' Hurum Marine lifeboat, 3 Tul Corsair 25-person hydrostatic released inflatable life rafts, and 1 Tul Corsair 6-person hydrostatic released inflatable life raft.

The Paterson departed on her maiden voyage on June 27, 1985 in ballast from Collingwood to Thunder Bay to load grain for Quebec City. Ironically, this was the same day that the Paterson (1)'s dismantling was completed. The focus of the vessel's activity has been and continues to be in the grain and iron ore trades. Her grain loads originate from various Great Lakes ports bound for St. Lawrence River ports such as Sorel, Quebec City, Baie Comeau, and Port Cartier with many of her return load iron ore traffic going to Burns Harbor.

The Paterson set a number of cargo records. The bulker set a Seaway grain record on September 9, 1985 carrying 28,155 tons from Thunder Bay. On May 6, 1987, the vessel set a Seaway barley record with 27,084 tons. She established a Seaway-draft (26' 03" / 8.00m at that time) iron ore record on November 17, 1990 by managing 29,106 tons from Pointe Noire to Cleveland. On June 30, 1993, she set a Seaway wheat record with 28,514 tons on board for Port Cartier. The Paterson reset this Seaway record on May 18, 1994 carrying 28,557 tons. On May 5, 1996, the bulker set a new U.S. grain shipment record by carrying 28,484 tons of soybeans from Superior. Then, on May 24, 1997, the Paterson set a Thunder Bay #1 canola seed record loading 26,456.6 tons bound for Windsor.

On April 5, 1999, the Paterson grounded off the beach at St. Zotique, QC below marker D-18 on Lake St. Francis of the St. Lawrence Seaway. She was freed April 10 with the aid of tugs Ocean Intrepid, Ocean Hercules, and Ocean Echo II after lightering part of her cargo of grain into P.S. Barge No. 1. Damages were repaired at the Verrault Shipyard, Les Mechins, QC. The Paterson returned to service May 13, 1999.

On March 20, 2002, N.M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. ended their long family history of operating Great Lakes vessels when they sold their active fleet of three vessels to Canada Steamship Lines, Inc., Montreal. The three bulkers Paterson (2), Cartierdoc (2) and Mantadoc (2) were respectively renamed Pineglen (2), Cedarglen (2), and Teakglen. The Pineglen was named in keeping with CSL's bulker fleet motif of a tree name "Pine" (paying tribute to the 1937 CSL acquisition of Tree Line Navigation Co.) with the fleet suffix "glen" (in tribute to the 1926 CSL acquisition of Great Lakes Shipping Co. whose vessels used the prefix "Glen.

Sailing under the management of V.Ships Canada, Inc., Montreal, the Pineglen loaded 27,850 tons of wheat at Thunder Bay for her maiden voyage for CSL, the destination port being Port Cartier. Following the completion of her 5-year survey at Port Weller Dry Docks, St. Catharines; the Pineglen under command of Captain Feroze Irani was honored as the first upbound vessel of the 2005 season at the Welland Canal's Top Hat Ceremonies held at the Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3 in St. Catharines on March 23, 2005. This ceremony marked the Welland Canal's 176th consecutive year of service. The Pineglen was bound for Thunder Bay in ballast.

Pineglenís Canadian registry was closed on August 18, 2017. She was towed from Montreal on the morning of Sept. 18, 2017 by the ocean tug Diavlos Pride, assisted by two Groupe Ocean tugs, for scrapping at Aliaga, Turkey.


Written by George Wharton.



Ship Particulars
Length 736' 07" (224.51m)
Beam 75' 11" (23.14m)
Depth 42' 00" (12.8m)
Midsummer Draft 29' 01" (8.86m)
Capacity 33,197 tons
Engine Power 8,158 bhp diesel
Previous Names
Pineglen (2) 2002 - 2017
Paterson (2) 1985 - 2002

 


The first Paterson loading in Thunder Bay.
(John van der Doe)

       

Ready to launch at Collingwood Shipyards, 1985.
(Trevor Walker)

Bow view.
(Trevor Walker)

Another view.
(Trevor Walker)

Going into the water.
(Trevor Walker)

Ready to launch at Collingwood Shipyards, 1985.
(Derek Osborn)

Close up of the bow.
(Derek Osborn)

Close up of the stern.
(Derek Osborn)

Into the water.
(Derek Osborn)

(Derek Osborn)

(Derek Osborn)

(Derek Osborn)

(Derek Osborn)

(Derek Osborn)

Close up of the prop.
(Derek Osborn)

Stern view in the water.
(Derek Osborn)

Stern view.
(Derek Osborn)

Stern view.
(Derek Osborn)

Close up of the accommodations.
(Derek Osborn)

Maiden trip through the Soo Locks.
(Peter Worden collection)

Loading grain in Sarnia, 2000.
(Roger LeLievre)

Upbound in the St. Marys River.
(Roger LeLievre)

       

End of an era as the Paterson "P" is removed from the stack, March 23, 2002.
(Rob Farrow)

Fit out in after sale to CSL, March 26, 2002.
(Rob Farrow)

Stern view with a CSL stack.
(Rob Farrow)

Detroit River, June 16, 2002.
(Mike Nicholls)

Stern view.
(Mike Nicholls)

Aerial view laid up in Windsor, Jan. 4, 2004.
(Don Coles)

Detroit River, June 15, 2004.
(Mike Nicholls)

Above Lock 1 on the Welland Canal, Feb. 5, 2005.
(Alex Howard)

Bow profile.
(Alex Howard)

Downbound in the St. Marys River, May 22, 2009.
(Roger LeLievre)

Passing through Brockville, June 9, 2009.
(Dave Bessant)

Close up of stern.
(Dave Bessant)

Stern view.
(Dave Bessant)

Alongside Edwin H. Gott and Walter J. McCarthy Jr. at Sturgeon Bay, Feb. 15, 2010.
(Scott Best)

Close up view of the Pineglen.
(Scott Best)

Approaching Bridge 5 on the Welland Canal, July 13, 2011.
(Bill Bird)

Stern view.
(Bill Bird)

Downbound in the St. Marys River, Sept. 7, 2011.
(Roger LeLievre)

Downbound in the Welland Canal at Allanburg, Sept. 16, 2011.
(Roger LeLievre)

Stern view.
(Roger LeLievre)

Upbound at Allanburg on the Welland Canal, July 27, 2014.
(Bill Bird)

Stern view.
(Bill Bird)

Aerial view while downbound at Buoys 1 & 2, Oct. 19, 2016.
(Marc Dease)

   

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