On October 31, the press in Toronto reported that Johnstone Shipping Ltd. is in receivership and that purchasers are being sought for the self-unloader CONALLISON, the tanker CONGAR, and the craneship CONDARRELL. The 71-year-old CONALLISON is effectively under arrest as a result of legal action instituted by the Great Lakes Towing Company and numerous other parties have laid claims against the motorship, which operated only briefly for Johnstone in 1981. Tenders for the vessel were called for October 25, hut only one "legitimate offer" was received by the Federal Court, and no disposition for the ship has yet been announced. None of the Johnstone boats have operated in 1982.
The restored Muskoka Lakes passenger steamer SEGWUN, which was restored to service in 1981 after an absence of 22 years, appears to have enjoyed a successful season in 1982. She made her last run of the year on Thanksgiving Day, October 11, and is now in lay-up at Gravenhurst for the winter. We will have more to say about SEGWUN in these pages in the months to come.
An agreement amongst creditors has given the owners of Detroit's Bob-Lo Island Park ninety additional days to arrange refinancing and has guaranteed the park's operation in 1983 even if the major creditor, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, must operate the facility itself.
When ALGOSEA, now SAUNIERE, was repaired at Thunder Bay this summer after her altercation with the Port Weller pierhead, she received a bow of a different shape, rather like that fitted on recently-constructed self-unloaders.
United States Steel has apparently abandoned plans for vessel operation during the coming winter due to the state of the economy. As well, BENJAMIN F. FAIRLESS was taken out of service in early October and was laid up at Duluth alongside ENDERS M. VOORHEES.
The cranebarge BUCKEYE damaged one of her deck cranes whilst loading iron ore at Marquette in early October. Its boom was removed at the Soo and taken to Escanaba, where it was to be repaired and later retrieved by BUCKEYE.
Reproduced for the Web with the permission of the Toronto Marine Historical Society.