|Photographer:||Lanaud [View profile]||Title:||Steve Ahern||Added:||Jun 15, 2008|
||General cargo ships built 1940 and before (Under 3000gt)|
|1955-57. The Steve Ahern. Stuck in winter ice. They had emptied the holds and filled it with barrels partly filled with water and had partially flooded the hold in order to not let the ice crush her hull. This made an equal pressure inside and outside the hull, from what I was told. She had to winter there with a damaged prop, a bent shaft and no parts. This is 1955-56, right? This shot is taken at Great Whale River, now Kuujuuak. The engine room had to be pumped twice a day.
She was built in 1902 at Paisley, Scotland by Fleming & Ferguson, Ltd. Rebuilt from government tender to goelette by St. Lawrence Dry Docks, Ltd., Montreal, P.Q., in 1951 (451 gross - 247 registered; 160 x 30 x 12.42). Tonnage change, 1966 (488 gross - 289 registered).
Photo by my father in very minus temperatures