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Photographer:Marc Piché [View profile]Title:EMPIRE STATEAdded:Sep 06, 2005
Photo Category: Training Ships
EMPIRE STATE sailing by the Verchères dock on December 24, 1989. Her conversion had yet to be completed as she left Sturgeon Bay in a hurry because of early winter freeze up in the Seaway and a Canadian Coast Guard strike which kept icebreakers tied up at ports on the St.Lawrence River thus leaving icebound ships in the Seaway on their own.

Marc Piché photo scanned from a slide.
Vessel Identification
Name:Empire State
Former name(s):
- Mormactide (Until 1989)
- Oregon (Until 1977)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Training Ship
Gross tonnage:14,557 tons
Summer DWT:14,620 tons
Length:172 m
Beam:23 m
Draught:8.1 m

Additional Information
Home port:New York Ny
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1962
AIS Information
Last known position:
40°48’17.39” N, 73°47’45.17” W
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 231° (119°)
Location:Fort Schuyler
Arrival:24th Oct 2018
11:00:54 UTC
Last update:
4 days 2 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 October 24th, 11:00:56 UTCFort Schuyler
2018 October 24th, 11:00:54 UTCFort Schuyler
2017 September 17th, 23:00:40 UTCUsbpt
2017 September 7th, 15:30:17 UTCFort Schuyler
2017 September 7th, 15:30:07 UTCBrooklyn
2017 September 7th, 15:30:01 UTCFort Schuyler
2017 August 11th, 04:00:12 UTCNy Qhh
2017 August 9th, 17:00:27 UTCUs Mtp
2017 July 21st, 17:00:02 UTCIt Pmo
2017 July 21st, 16:00:47 UTCEs Lpg
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Photo Comments (2)

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DeckApe85 on Jun 30, 2016 15:28 (1 year ago)
It's also interesting to see which modifications had yet to be made; such as the hydraulic crane aft at No. 6 hatch (installed in 1990-91) and ladders leading up to her aft chartroom from the outside (aft of the bridge, the three large windows you see) in order to reduce cadet foot traffic through the bridge, outside the Master's stateroom and through the interior officer's ladderwell.
BRIAN FISHER on Sep 06, 2005 19:30 (12 years ago)
Marc These are truly sensational photographs I am delighted that we got you to post them. Perhaps the Captain was demonstrating destroyer manouveres and had given the order to make smoke, in any case the entire effect is quite outstanding. Good scan - these slides still come up pretty well.
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