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Photographer:Marc Piché [View profile]Title:EMPIRE STATEAdded:Sep 06, 2005
Photo Category: Training Ships
First of three views of the SUNY training ship EMPIRE STATE as shown while underway on the St.Lawrence River off Verchères on December 24, 1989. She was converted at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, from the Moore-McCormack cargo ship MORMACTIDE which had been towed there in November 1988.
I could see her smoke before I saw the actual ship!
Quite a sight to behold!

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 17 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 (9)

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Marc Piché on Jun 03, 2013 11:20 (3 years ago)
Thanks Chris. She was quite a sight. SUNY wanted her out of the Lakes before winter freeze up although her conversion wasn't completed.


Chris Howell on Jun 02, 2013 03:10 (3 years ago)
Just found these Marc, superb and a real steamship
Kent Malo on Sep 07, 2005 00:28 (11 years ago)
If I remember she was laying a smoke screen that day, they were looking for more funding to operate the ship and take her south for the winter, can't say that I blame them.
Jeff Thoreson on Sep 06, 2005 22:55 (11 years ago)
A fantastic photo Marc. Thanks for sharing it with us. Probably the best I've seen of yours.
The Oz on Sep 06, 2005 12:47 (11 years ago)
Wonderful photo.
Mike Cornwall on Sep 06, 2005 07:57 (11 years ago)
What a fantastic action photo Marc. The lighting is just perfect.

Photo of the month???

Right on.

Guest on Sep 06, 2005 06:03 (11 years ago)
Great to see this great shot, the colors are amazing!
Matt Ruscher on Sep 06, 2005 01:42 (11 years ago)
AMAZING, i thought that this boat was the SUNY one. i was unaware she went to sturgeon bay though, very nice, thanks for sharing, one of your best!!!
Pekka Laakso on Sep 06, 2005 01:21 (11 years ago)
You said it right, this photo is worth of beholding! It´s so unusual to see that kind of real smoking since many decades. Thanks Marc for sharing this too. 8-)
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