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Photographer:Vedran Mlacic [View profile]Title:ALPENAAdded:Sep 24, 2006
Photo Category: 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 Identification
Former name(s):
- Leon Fraser (Until 1991)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:8,018 tons
Summer DWT:19,414 tons
Length:153 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:8 m

Additional Information
Home port:Cleveland Oh
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:1942
AIS Information
Last known position:
45°31’41.62” N, 83°47’55.81” W
Speed, course (heading):
11.3kts, 294° (295°)
Arrival:17th Sep 2021
10:00:24 UTC
Last update:
4 days 2 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 4th, 08:00:56 UTCGreen Bay
2018 August 24th, 02:00:56 UTCAlpena
2018 August 5th, 08:00:18 UTCGreen Bay
2018 July 31st, 22:00:08 UTCSuperior
2018 July 23rd, 20:00:20 UTCAlpena
2018 July 1st, 06:00:45 UTCSuperior
2018 June 29th, 09:00:17 UTCAlpena
2018 May 30th, 13:00:10 UTCGreen Bay
2018 April 16th, 17:00:04 UTCSuperior
2018 April 6th, 02:00:04 UTCAlpena
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Photo Comments (2)

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Vedran Mlacic on Sep 02, 2006 03:30 (15 years ago)
Hi Tom!
I agree with you as far capturing her, first time I see her in Canal.
B rgds
Thomas Grimsley on Aug 30, 2006 02:36 (15 years ago)

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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