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Photographer:
Vedran Mlacic [ View profile ]
Title:
Alpena
Photo Category:
Great Lakes Bulkers
Added:
Sep 24, 2006
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1,106
Image Resolution:
2,304 x 1,728

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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
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Current name:
ALPENA

Former name(s):

 -  Leon Fraser (Until 1991)

Current flag:
U.S.A.
Home port:
Cleveland Oh
Vessel Type:
Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:
8,018 tons
Summer DWT:
19,414 tons
Length:
153 m
Beam:
20 m
Draught:
8 m

AIS Position
of this ship

Last known position:
45°48’59.28” N, 84°44’5.29” W
Status:
Underway
Speed, course (heading):
11.8kts, 279.8° (279°)
Destination:
 - Location:
Green Bay
 - Arrival:
28th Sep 2022 / 03:00:00 UTC
Last update:
1 day ago
Source:
AISHUB

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This ship exists in the following categories:

Cement Carriers - 4 photos

Ore Carriers - 1 photos

Great Lakes Bulkers - 59 photos

Great Lakes Bulkers (More than one ship ) - 2 photos

Great Lakes Bulkers (Winter & Summer Lay Ups) - 5 photos

Photographers
of this ship

(18)

Eric H.

5 photos

Magogman

10 photos

Mike M

1 photos

rburdick27

11 photos

frtrfred

12 photos

Sam Draye

9 photos

BoatBrad

1 photos

hacksaw412

1 photos

jnmac1984

1 photos

WendyLaFond

1 photos

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Vedran,

Great catch! She was on the cover of "Know Your Ships" last year. Looks as if she is headed out of Ontario now.

Regards,

Tom

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Hi Tom!
I agree with you as far capturing her, first time I see her in Canal.
B rgds
Vedran

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