Keystone State TACS1 - IMO 6605022
|Photographer:||Jeff Thoreson [View profile]||Title:||Keystone State TACS1||Added:||Jul 06, 2005|
|Tonight I am posting a photo from my dad's collection. I do not know who the photographer was, but I can tell you that this photo was probably taken in the late 1970s or early 1980s near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Can anyone identify the vessel?
Thanks to Marc and Werner, I have identified that this vessel is the KEYSTONE STATE, a U.S. Navy auxiliary crane ship, which was the former APL cargo vessel PRESIDENT HARRISON. She had been converted by Defoe Shipbuilding in Bay City over the winter of 1983-84 and, thanks to Marc, I have determined she was on her way out of the lakes at the time of this photo. Therefore, this leads me to conclude that this photo was taken somewhere in the St. Clair River near St. Clair, Michigan.
Thanks again, guys, for your help.
|Vessel type:||Container Ship|
|Gross tonnage:||16,808 tons|
|Summer DWT:||17,782 tons|
|Last known position:|
|37°30’12.35” N, 124°25’33.22” W|
|Speed, course (heading):|
|16.0kts, 266° (269°)|
|Location:||San Fran Sea_buoy|
|Arrival:||2nd Sep 2018|
|10 days 8 hours ago|
|Source:||AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)|
|2018 September 2nd, 01:00:59 UTC||San Fran Sea_buoy|
|2017 December 3rd, 18:00:33 UTC||Sfo|
|2017 September 27th, 22:00:44 UTC||Portland||
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Thanks Marc! Great...KEYSTONE STATE. She's named after Pennsylvania and I didn't know it. Thanks for your help guys. So obviously this photo was probably taken in the St. Clair River, not the St. Mary's. |
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This is KEYSTONE STATE (T-ACS-1) which was converted into an auxiliary crane ship for MSC at Defoe during the winter of 1983-84 from APL cargo ship PRESIDENT HARRISON. At the time this photo was taken, she was on her way out of the Lakes in April 1984. I recall photographing her in the Seaway at that time.
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