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Photographer:René Beauchamp [View profile]Title:VORTICEAdded:May 24, 2012
Captured:November 02, 1996IMO:7433799Hits:2,345
Location:Montreal, Canada
Photo Category: Tugs
Under tow in Montreal on Nov. 2, 1996. In June 1993, heavily damaged by fire in Italy. Later, bought by McKeil Marine and towed across the Atlantic Ocean to Halifax by JOAN SALTON. From there, towed to Hamilton, Ont. by two McKeil tugs. Resold to US interests and towed down the Seaway. Rebuilt and renamed NORFOLK. Resold again to Lafarge Cement of Sturgeon Bay, WI. Towed back to the Lakes in 2005 and re-named SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN by the new owners and used as a pusher tug. Photo René Beauchamp

767 grt., 230 net 45.65 m., (149.77 ft.) 1976 by Mangone Shipbuilding Co. at Houston, TX (120) ex Margarita-83, Tender Panther-79, Musketeer Fury-78
Vessel Identification
Name:Samuel De Champlain
Former name(s):
- Norfolk (Until 2005 Dec 06)
- Vortice (Until 1999 Jul)
- Tender Panther (Until 1979)
- Musketeer Fury (Until 1978)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:876 tons
Summer DWT:588 tons
Length:45 m
Beam:22 m
Draught:5.6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Cleveland Oh
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1976
AIS Information
Last known position:
42°7’50.42” N, 83°7’26.51” W
Speed, course (heading):
10.3kts, 186° (186°)
Arrival:5th Sep 2020
18:00:45 UTC
Last update:
24 minutes 58 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 12th, 04:00:50 UTCMilwaukee Wi
2018 August 13th, 06:00:04 UTCAlpena Mi
2018 June 10th, 21:00:29 UTCMilwaukee Wi
2018 May 17th, 00:30:51 UTCAlpena Mi
2018 April 30th, 13:00:15 UTCMilwaukee Wi
2018 April 18th, 15:30:06 UTCAlpena Mi
2018 April 11th, 08:30:47 UTCMilwaukee Wi
2018 April 4th, 05:30:39 UTCAlpena Mi
2018 March 30th, 01:00:14 UTCMilwaukee Wi
2018 March 24th, 01:00:09 UTCAlpena Mi
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