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Photographer:Rudi Rabe [View profile]Title:ERNEST R. BREECHAdded:Oct 17, 2008
Photo Category: Great Lakes Bulkers
Downbound Lake St. Clair headed to the Ford Rouge Complex 1980's

Launched as the Charles L. Hutchinson by Defoe Sipbuilding in 1952 for Pioneer Steamship Co. of Cleveland, OH
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Voyageur Independent (Until 2008 Mar)
- Kinsman Independent (Until 2005 May)
- Ernest R.breech (Until 1988 Jun)
- Charles L.hutchinson (Until 1962)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:12,296 tons
Summer DWT:18,602 tons
Length:191 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:7.2 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nanticoke
Build year:1952
Builder (*):Defoe Shipbuilding
Bay City Mi, U.s.a.
Owner:Lower Lakes Towing
Port Dover, Canada
Manager:Lower Lakes Towing
Port Dover, Canada
AIS Information
Last known position:
43°59’44.22” N, 76°28’41.76” W
Speed, course (heading):
10.7kts, 35° (35°)
Arrival:25th Nov 2015
21:00:53 UTC
Last update:
51 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2015 November 25th, 21:00:53 UTCSorel
2015 October 13th, 20:09:54 UTCThunder Bay
2015 October 5th, 22:00:01 UTCSorel
2015 July 1st, 21:00:24 UTCToledo
2015 June 21st, 12:00:06 UTCTrois Rivieres
2015 June 12th, 22:00:00 UTCHamilton
2015 June 10th, 06:00:45 UTCBaie Comeau
2015 June 4th, 03:00:05 UTCSarnia
2015 May 29th, 20:00:57 UTCBaie Comeau
2015 May 20th, 02:00:00 UTCQuebec City
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Photo Comments (2)

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Guest on Mar 21, 2007 17:41 (8 years ago)
Now sails as VOYAGEUR INDEPENDANT I believe.Nice well done nice to see how many of these are still around.[i][size=small][color=0033FF][font=Helvetica]Regards Jimmy[/font][/color][/size][/i] :-D 8-) :-D
Jeff Thoreson on May 31, 2005 00:32 (10 years ago)
Now Kinsman Independent and owned by McKeil Marine, who is repowering her for a rumored return to service. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.
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