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Photographer:Jeff Thoreson [View profile]Title:STELLA DESGAGNESAdded:Mar 24, 2007
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)
Stella Desgagnes upbound the Welland Canal above Lock 7 during 1992. Photo by my father, Jim Thoreson.
Vessel Identification
Name:Wolf River
Former name(s):
- Beam Beginner (Until 1995 Oct)
- Stella Desgagnes (Until 1993 Dec)
- Tecumseh (Until 1967)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:3,536 tons
Summer DWT:5,735 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1956
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Steve Geronazzo on Jan 11, 2012 13:25 (6 years ago)
From Skip Gillham ( STELLA DESGAGNES was idle at Montreal in 1993 and sold late in the year to Beam Shipping. She was registered in Panama as BEAM BEGINNER and sailed December 30, 1993, for new service in the south. The voyage was interrupted by apparent rudder damage and the trip ended at Becancour, Quebec on January 15. The hull was resold and towed back through the Seaway to Hamilton in July 1995 where she was dry-docked and given a refit.

She departed again under tow, as WOLF RIVER on August 27, 1997, and headed through the familiar waters of the Welland Canal enroute to Thunder Bay, Ontario. WOLF RIVER resumed service in June 1998 carrying pulpwood from Thunder Bay to Duluth but has seen only limited work in this new role and has mainly been idle.
Steve Geronazzo on Jan 11, 2012 13:18 (6 years ago)
If it's any help... according to Fred Miller ... it is in long term lay-up in Thunder Bay Ont. but status might have changed since the comment was a while back.
MARINE PHOTOS BY JAKE KNIOLA on Jan 11, 2012 12:26 (6 years ago)
what happened to her
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