Algontario was rebuilt after a fire destoried the original accomodations, more on her here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/algontario.htm Windoc is currently at International Marine Salvage, rumor has it her stern will be cut off and used as a barge or new forebody.
Thought she looked familiar. As far as i'm aware, no-one was fataly injured in the Windoc accident. Can anyone confirm this or otherwise? I was just wondering why - although she had lost the upper half of her accommodation and suffered a major fire - she was not restored? Age? Insurance write-off?
Well Algoma and Upper Lakes Group purchased her the past April and she's been sitting at International Marine Salvage June, with nothing vissible happening. Also I dont know if any of you heard but the Kaye E. Barker had a boiler explosion yesterday morning near Whitefish Bay before 10 a.m. 2 men airlifted with severe burns. You see updates here: http://boatnerd.com/news/news14.htm as it is received
Was the Cartierdoc before the Algontario and the Cartiercliffe Hall before that.
Was a conversion from a German ore carrier (Ems Ore??)
Poor handling ship as the rudder was too small and steering gear slow.