The New Kid on the Lakes

The brand new Algoma Mariner

There is a new kid on the Great Lakes by the name of the Algoma Mariner.  She is a 740 foot maximum Seaway size, Coastal Class self unloading bulk carrier with the capacity to haul 37,162 tons, or the equivalent of 83,242,880 lbs.  Built at the Nantong Mingde shipyard in China, it arrived home in Canada on August 3, 2011.  The Algoma Mariner was supposed to be a conversion of the Algoma Central’s ship the Algoport, but the Algoport foundered at sea while being towed to China.  It broke apart and sank, so the Algoma Mariner is a completely new vessel.

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