ALPENA - IMO 5206362
|Photographer:||Vedran Mlacic [View profile]||Title:||ALPENA||Added:||Sep 24, 2006|
||Great Lakes Bulkers|
|2006-08-27 ALPENA is transiting downbound Welland Canal; @ 1808 hrs she is underway between locks 2 & 1. Although a regular in the Great Lakes, she seldom trades in Lake Ontario thus a scarce transittor in Welland Canal.
Constructed as a Great Lakes bulk freighter, this vessel was built by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Rouge River, MI. She was launched Feb. 28, 1942 as the steamer Leon Fraser for the Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH. The Leon Fraser was the first of five "supers" (also known as "Fraser-class" or "AA-class") launched in 1942 for this fleet. Fraser Shipyards, Inc., Superior, WI acquired the vessel and on Oct. 29, 1989; moved her to their yard in Superior where she was shortened 120 feet (36.58m) and converted to a self-unloading cement carrier for Inland Lakes Transportation, Inc. (Lafarge), Alpena, MI (now Inland Lakes Management). IMO number: 5206362/Call Sign: WAV4647/Type of ship: Self-Discharging Bulk Carrier/Flag: U.S.A./Registered owner: AMERICAN TRANSPORT LEASING/Ship manager: INLAND LAKES MANAGEMENT/Year of build: 1942/Gross tonnage: 8018/ Capacity: 13,900 tons (14,123 tonnes)/Length: 519' 06" (158.34m)/Beam: 67' 00" (20.42m)/Depth: 35' 00" (10.67m)/ Power:(steam turbine) 4,000 s.h.p./Last update: 24-04-2006/ Status of ship: In Service
|Vessel type:||Bulk Carrier|
|Gross tonnage:||8,018 tons|
|Summer DWT:||19,414 tons|
|Last known position:|
|45°20’47.07” N, 83°24’19.12” W|
|Speed, course (heading):|
|11.7kts, 137° (136°)|
|Arrival:||5th Aug 2018|
|5 days 23 hours ago|
|Source:||AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)|
|2018 August 5th, 08:00:18 UTC||Green Bay|
|2018 July 31st, 22:00:08 UTC||Superior|
|2018 July 23rd, 20:00:20 UTC||Alpena|
|2018 July 1st, 06:00:45 UTC||Superior|
|2018 June 29th, 09:00:17 UTC||Alpena|
|2018 May 30th, 13:00:10 UTC||Green Bay|
|2018 April 16th, 17:00:04 UTC||Superior|
|2018 April 6th, 02:00:04 UTC||Alpena|
|2017 November 14th, 21:00:59 UTC||Superior|
|2017 November 12th, 20:00:24 UTC||Alpena||
© Sam Draye
© Sam Draye
© Sam Draye
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I agree with you as far capturing her, first time I see her in Canal.
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Great catch! She was on the cover of "Know Your Ships" last year. Looks as if she is headed out of Ontario now.
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