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Photographer:Paul Strathdee [View profile]Title:SASKATCHEWAN PIONEERAdded:Feb 04, 2008
Photo Category: Great Lakes Bulkers
Jim Gallacher/s superb shot of her as LADY HAMILTON brought me to unearth this which I took of her launch as SASKATCHEWAN PIONEER at Govan Shipbuilders' yard in Glasgow on 13th July 1983.
She was one of three built at that time,the others being SELKIRK SETTLER and CANADA MARQUIS which were in a blue livery but PIONEER was in a striking orange and yellow,photos which I must look out also.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Voyageur Pioneer (Until 2008 Apr)
- Lady Hamilton (Until 2006 Nov)
- Saskatchewan Pioneer (Until 1995 Dec)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:22,388 tons
Summer DWT:36,245 tons
Length:223 m
Beam:23 m
Draught:7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Port Dover
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1983
AIS Information
Last known position:
45°29’32.15” N, 73°31’0.12” W
Speed, course (heading):
000.4kts, 350° (347°)
Location:Sorel Section 14
Arrival:27th Oct 2016
02:00:52 UTC
Last update:
15 hours 32 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2016 April 18th, 22:00:43 UTCSorel Sec 14
2016 April 12th, 05:00:37 UTCThunder Bay Jr
2016 April 4th, 23:00:56 UTCSorel Sec 14
2015 December 21st, 03:00:20 UTCThunder Bay
2015 December 12th, 19:00:20 UTCSorel Section 14
2015 November 30th, 20:10:45 UTCThunder Bay
2015 November 26th, 21:00:45 UTCSorel - Sec. 14
2015 November 17th, 23:00:21 UTCThundre Bay
2015 October 23rd, 22:30:05 UTCSorel
2015 September 23rd, 01:00:37 UTCSorel Sec 14
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Photo Comments (5)

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Paul Strathdee on Dec 15, 2009 12:08 (6 years ago)
You might have hosted a visit by a World Ship Society party when she was in the Govan Drydocks prior to trials. Unfortunately I didn't make that occasion.
Bill Ross on Dec 13, 2009 18:41 (6 years ago)
I was on the launch stand when this was taken and sailed her for eight years as master.Then she was manned by Indian crew .Sad time
Never heard the reference of "Big Carrot" tho the colour scheme was very distictive.
Was the same colour scheme as the elevators throughout Canada of the company that owned her Pioneer Elevators AKA Richardsons of Winnepeg
stumps on Feb 02, 2007 12:55 (9 years ago)
I heard she was known as the "Big Carrot" (appropriate) and with her sisters were , at the time, the biggest "salties" trading into the Lakes. :pint:
Gigantor on Sep 22, 2005 03:13 (11 years ago)
GREAT SHOT! I served on her as an Officer Cadet (Deck) in 1990 while she was the Sask-Pi. I also served on the Selkirk Settler in 1989. Had a great time aboard both. Owned by the Scott Misener Steamship Co. out of St.Catherines Ontario, Canada. A good company, unfortunatly long gone now. Thanks for sharing.
Jim Gallacher on Sep 12, 2005 18:34 (11 years ago)
Hi Paul
Its great to see pictures like this on the site and thanks for the compliment.
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