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Canadoc (2) 1961 - 1991

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Built at Davie Shipbuilding, Ltd., Lauzon, Quebec 1961 as hull # 627. Launched April 26, 1961 as CANADOC (2) for N. M. Paterson & Sons, Ltd., Thunder Bay, Ont. Christened at Lauzon, Quebec on July 19, 1961 and sailed on maiden voyage on July 23rd. Dimensions: 605' 00" loa x 62' 00" beam x 32' 00" depth; 10,061 GRT 8,196 NRT Cargo capacity 15,900 tons. Power: 4 Fairbanks Morse 8-38D8-1/8 8-cylinder 2 cycle opposed piston diesels rated at 1,500 b.h.p. each for a total of 6,000 s.h.p.

Laid up on April 6, 1990 at Montreal, Quebec never to sail again. Left Montreal in tow on August 2, 1991 and arrived at Cartagena, Colombia scrapping.

 

Canadoc (2) 1961 - 1991
(N. M. Paterson & Sons)

In the Iroquois Lock on her maiden voyage, July 23, 1961.
(Photo by George Ayoub, Skip Gillham collection)

Early in her career.
(From the Tom Manse Collection)

Detroit River, October 1961.
(Photo by Elmer Treloar from the Jim Hoffman Marine collection)

Bow damage after collision with the Swiss-flagged freighter, Bariloche, in dense fog off Ile de Orleans, near Quebec City on July 20, 1963.
(Tom Manse Collection)

Stern view.
(Ron Beaupre)

Upbound at Port Huron.
(Photo by Paul Michaels, Skip Gillham collection)

June 1964.
(Marc Vander Meulen collection)

Tied up for the winter in Port Colborne.
(Tom Manse Collection)

At Soo Locks.
(Photo by Tom Manse)

Underway in the lower St. Lawrence Seaway.
(Photo by Jim Kidd from the Ron Beaupre Collection)

At Soo Locks.
(Photo by Tom Manse)

Clearing Bridge 21 in Port Colborne bound for Lake Erie, August 14, 1967.
(Photo by Skip Gillham)

August 1969.
(Marc Vander Meulen collection)

Above Lock 1, April 11, 1970.
(Photo by Skip Gillham)

On Lake Huron 1974.
(Photo by Terry McCullough)

Sarnia, Ontario 1974.
(Photo by Terry McCullough)

At Robin Hood Elevator in Humberstone, September 28, 1975.
(Photo by Skip Gillham)

November 1976 – Montreal. My younger brother and I touring the ship.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

November 1976 – Montreal. For such a large forward end the wheelhouse was quite compact.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

November 1976 – Montreal. Engine control room.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

Canadoc departing the St. Lambert Lock in Montreal, April 1978. Taken from the bridge of the Federal Calumet (1).
(Photo by Roland Van Bulck)

July 18, 1979.
(Marc Vander Meulen collection)

Loading at Cargil in Sarnia, August 24, 1980.
(Photo by Skip Gillham)

In the Welland Canal near Allanburg, Ontario, 1981.
(Photo by Terry McCullough)

Loading the elevator in Sarnia, Ont. on November 17, 1982.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

At Robin Hood Mill with Mantadoc on December 24, 1983.
(Photo by John McCreery)

Departing Lock 8 downbound. New
(Chris Mazzella collection)

Downbound in the Welland Canal early 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Inbound Toledo, OH from the Craig Bridge early 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Upbound at the Soo mid 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Sailing in fog, downbound at the Soo, early 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Downbound at the Soo. Photo taken from the deck of the Lake Manitoba.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

Dockside at Anderson's Elevator loading grain at Toledo, OH early 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

At Robin Hood Mill with V. W. Scully, Senator of Canada and Laketon on March 2, 1985.
(Photo by John McCreery)

Downbound in the St. Marys River at Lime Island June 20, 1985.
(Photo by Tom Salvner from the John Belliveau collection)

July 20, 1985 – Discharging in Owen Sound, Ontario.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

Series of photo's of the M/V Canadoc arriving at Sarnia, Ont. to load on July 22, 1985. She started loading shortly after arriving. While removing hatch covers there was an electrical malfunction and the hatch crane derailed. A crane was called the next day to re-rail it and remove hatch covers while electrical repairs were made. Easing by the Algoway discharching at Reid Aggregates.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Squeezing by. July 22, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Head on. July 22, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Clear of the Algoway. July 22, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Turning into the elevator dock. July 22, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Loading at the elevator. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Deck view of hatch crane. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Deck view from the wheelhouse. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Loading through the manways until hatch covers can be removed. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Shore side crane in place. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Lifting hatch covers. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Loading. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Deck view from the aft end. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Very large stack. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Builder's plate. July 23, 1985.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

At Toledo, OH early 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Dockside at Anderson Elevator loading grain in Toledo,OH early 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Upbound at the Soo early 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Downbound St. Marys River late 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Inbound Maumee River with the old tug Patricia Hoey headed for one of the Elevators to load grain.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

At Highway 20 Bridge in the Welland Canal. October 19, 1986.
(Photo by John McCreery)

Approaching Glendale St. Bridge in the Welland Canal. October 19, 1986.
(Photo by John McCreery)

Loading at the elevator in Sarnia, Ont. on November 13, 1986.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Upbound at Bridge 5 in the Welland Canal, November 22,1986.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

At Robin Hood Mill, Humberstone with Vandoc on December 22, 1986.
(Photo by John McCreery)

Upbound Port Huron mid 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Upbound Port Huron mid 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Upbound Port Huron mid 1980's.
(Photo by Jim Hoffman)

Departing Soo Locks Upbound.
(Photo by Paul C. LaMarre Jr.)

Summer lay-up in the north slip at Point Edward with the Algogulf (1) astern, August 7, 1987.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

April 1, 1988 – Upbound in ballast in the Wiley Dondero Canal above Eisenhower Lock. Photo taken from the Algogulf.
(Photo by: Capt. A.Gindroz)

Down bound at Point Edward, Ont. May 11, 1988.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Loading at the elevator in Sarnia, Ont. July 24, 1988.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

Photo of Chief Engineer Don Boone on Canadoc (2) at Iroquois Lock 1988.
(Don Boone Collection)

Downbound at Port Huron, 1988.
(Rod Burdick)

At the elevator in Port Colborne, December 17, 1988. New
(Photo by Skip Gillham)

Tied up in Prescott, March 24, 1990.
(Photo by Dan McCormick, Skip Gillham collection)

Arriving at the elevator in Sarnia, Ont. September 7, 1989.
(Photo by Marc Dease)

September 23, 1989 – At speed in the twilight of her career on approach to Points on eastern Ontario. Photo taken from the wheelhouse of the Capt. Henry Jackman.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

March 10, 1991 – Waiting for better days in Montreal that will unfortunately never come.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

March 10, 1991 – Fleetmates laid up in Montreal.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

March 10, 1991 – Montreal. Laid up alongside fleet mate Vandoc.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

March 10, 1991 – Montreal. Canadoc was well known for her imposing forward end.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

March 10, 1991 – Montreal. The triple deck house is very evident.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

March 10, 1991 – Montreal.
(Photo by: Capt. A. Gindroz)

Departing Montreal under tow for Cartagena, Colombia for scrap August 2, 1991.
(Photo by Ren้ Beauchamp courtesy of Ron Beaupre)

M.V. Canadoc (2) Spec sheet issued by N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd.
(Wade Streeter collection)

1966 trip summaries.
(Compiled by Skip Gillham)

 

Masters and Chief Engineers of the Canadoc (2)
(Courtesy of Russ Plumb)
Masters Chief Engineers
Unknown 1961
G. F. Grant 1962 - 74
Carl Turner 1975 - 78
J. D. McKenzie 1979 - 84
R. Bockus 1985
William Rumsey 1986 - 87
M. Mottley 1988
A. Hamilton 1989
C. MacDougal 1990
Unknown 1961
J. Schwenk 1962 - 66
M. Elsaati 1967 - 80
H. R. Mahler 1981 - 87
Don Boone 1988
H. Roberts 1989
O. N. Morphet 1990

 

Canadoc (1) 1926 - 61
(Launched as H. C. Frick 1899 for Cleveland Steamship Co.)
Dimensions 436' loa x 50' beam

Upbound at Mission Point.
(Photo by Tom Manse)

Postcard view at Port Arthur ore docks.
(Paul C. LaMarre III collection)

Passing Mission Point in the early 50's.
(Photo by Gord Macaulay from the Ron Beaupre collection)

 
Masters and Chief Engineers of the Canadoc (1)
(Courtesy of Russ Plumb)
Masters Chief Engineers
J. D. Montgomery 1927 - 28
M. Livingstone 1929
Unknown 1930
R. J. Wilson Jr. 1931
Unknown 1932 - 33
James N. Foote 1934
William E. Redfearn 1935
James N. Foote 1937 - 41
Richard D.Simpell 1941
James N. Foote 1942 - 46
Albert H. Simpell 1947 - 53
Donald Steip 1954 - 59
William H. Robinson 1960 - 61
Louis Butler 1927 - 29
Unknown 1930
John M. Nicoll 1931
Unknown 1932 - 33
John M. Nicoll 1934
Simon A. Barr 1935 - 40
W. E. Lalonde 1941
Simon A. Barr 1942
William E. Mooney 1943 - 60

 


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