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,
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
mid-summer draft of 29' 00 5/16" (8.85m) and approximately 29,459 tons (29,932
tonnes) at the new Seaway draft of 26' 06" (8.08m). Other capacities include
462.6 tons (470 tonnes) of fuel oil, 65 tons (66.2 tonnes) of potable water,
and 13,223 tons (13,436 tonnes) of water ballast. The vessel's
lightweight displacement is 6,692.5 tons (6,800 tonnes). Her life saving equipment
includes 1 12-person 16' (4.88m) 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, ON 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, QC with many of her return load iron ore
traffic going to Burns Harbor, IN.
The Paterson set a number of cargo records.
The bulker set a Seaway grain record on September 9, 1985 carrying 28,155 tons
(28,607 tonnes) from Thunder Bay. On May 6, 1987, the vessel set a
Seaway barley record with 27,084 tons (27,519 tonnes). She established a Seaway-draft
(26' 03" / 8.00m at that time) iron ore record on November 17, 1990
by managing 29,106 tons (29,574 tonnes) from Pointe Noire, QC to Cleveland, OH.
On June 30, 1993, she set a Seaway wheat record with 28,514 tons (28,972
tonnes) on board for Port Cartier, QC. The Paterson reset this Seaway
record on May 18, 1994 carrying 28,557 tons (29,016 tonnes). On May 5,
1996, the bulker set a new U.S. grain shipment record by carrying 28,484 tons
(28,941.6 tonnes) of soybeans from Superior, WI. Then, on May 24, 1997,
the Paterson set a Thunder Bay #1 canola seed record loading 26,456.6 tons
(26,881.6 tonnes) bound for Windsor, ON.
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,
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, QC. 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, QC, the Pineglen loaded 27,850 tons (28,307 tonnes) of wheat at
Thunder Bay for her maiden voyage for CSL, the destination port being Port
Cartier, QC. Following the completion of her 5-year survey at Port Weller
Dry Docks, St. Catharines, ON; 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 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.
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tons (33,124 tonnes)
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