Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., has announced the sale of its bulk carriers HOWARD L. SHAW, DOUGLASS HOUGHTON and VICTORIOUS (a) VICTORY. These vessels have been purchased by the Toronto Harbour Commission for the Ontario Government for use as a breakwall in connection with the construction of a new provincial government pavilion at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds on the Toronto waterfront.
The U. S. bulk carriers. PHILIP MINCH (Kinsman Marine Transit Co.), HARRY W.CROFT (a) FRED G. HARTWELL (I) (Pickands, Mather & Co.), PETER ROBERTSON (I) (a) E. J. EARLING (b) ROBERT B. WALLACE and J. E. UPSON (Republic Steel Corp.) have been withdrawn from active service and have been sold to East Coast vessel operators for use as "trade-ins" to the U. S. Maritime Administration, This means they will eventually be sold for scrapping or non-operational use.
Columbia Transportation has retired its self-unloaders, HURON and WYANDOTTE. It is also understood that Columbia's Canadian subsidiary, Silloc Ltd., has retired the veteran crane ship, G. G. POST (a) LUZON (b) JOHN ANDERSON. For several years Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. has acted as operator of the POST.
HAIDA, Toronto's own Tribal class destroyer of World World II fame, was towed to Port Weller Drydock by the tug, G. W. ROGERS, on Sunday, April 20th. After necessary repairs and maintenance work, she returned to her Toronto berth in tow of the ROGERS on April 26th.
HOCHELAGA, on her first trip of the season, met with an accident at Conneaut, Ohio. While turning in the harbour, she was backing up under tow and received serious rudder and propeller damage when she struck the breakwater. She was towed to Port Colborne and repairs were effected below Lock 8 in the Canal.
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