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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:6.7 m

Additional Information
Home port:New York Ny
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1962
AIS Information
Last known position:
40°42’10.76” N, 73°58’17.53” W
Speed, course (heading):
000.4kts, 124° (311°)
Arrival:8th Aug 2016
05:30:45 UTC
Last update:
1 month 19 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2016 August 10th, 05:45:11 UTCAmbrose
2015 December 30th, 06:00:50 UTCFort Schuyler
2015 August 7th, 20:00:39 UTCMontauk , New York
2015 August 7th, 20:00:36 UTCMontauk , New York
2015 August 7th, 20:00:11 UTCPonta Delgada
2015 July 20th, 10:00:26 UTCGibraltar Opl
2015 July 20th, 10:00:23 UTCUnknown
2015 July 20th, 08:00:02 UTCGibraltar Opl
2015 June 21st, 23:50:42 UTCBelfast Pilot B
2015 June 21st, 23:30:10 UTCBelfast No Ireland
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Photo Comments (2)

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DeckApe85 on Jun 30, 2016 15:28 (3 months 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 (11 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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