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HULL 191 - 730' bulker for Algoma. Keel laid at Collingwood and to be approximately a sister of CSL's SIMCOE. To have four Fairbanks-Morse diesels.

U.S.C.G. to bring ocean-going ice-breakers to the Lakes early in April to break out Buffalo,

LIMNOS - l47' pollution vessel (hull #47) launched December 9th for Ontario Department of Energy, Mines & Resources, to be delivered in April

ASSINIBOIA - Sault newspapers have started to clamour for our beloved C.P.R. ship for use as a floating museum.

LAKETON - Lost January 13th while in tow with the SAUREL from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Italy.

SCANLAKE LINE - to operate on Lakes this year. This is a merger of Fjell, Fjiord, Swedish Atlantic and Swedish Chicago Line.

TRANS-ATLANTIC LAKES LINE - to operate this year as a merger of French Line, Cunard, Fjell and Oranje Lines.

CHICAGO-DULUTH & GEORGIAN BAY TRANSIT CO., owners and operators of SOUTH AMERICAN, liquidated January 29th, 1968, because of the impossibility of securing a suitable ship for Great Lakes passenger service on a 3-month per year charter basis.

SHELL OIL CO. has ordered a 70,000 bbl. tanker from Marine Industries, Sorel, for $4,750,000.00.

U.S.S. PUEBLO, famous "spy ship" held in North Korea, was built at Keewannee Shipbuilding in 1944 as FS-344.

WAR HOUND, built in 1917 by Chicago Shipbuilding Co. and scrapped 1966 in Greece, 12 names later known as AGIOS DIMITRIOS.

BUCKYEYE STEAMSHIP CO., bought by American Shipbuilding Co., but will continue as a separate subsidiary entity as will Kinsman Transit Co., also acquired by American Steamship Company.

GREAT BRITAIN launched in 1843 has been purchased by San Francisco for restoration as a museum. Disabled in 1886 off Cape Horn and has been laid up in the Falkland Islands ever since.

CHARNY - built in 1948 in Sorel for North Shore Shipping & Transport Ltd., Quebec. Sank February 9/10, 550 miles east of Cape Hatteras in heavy seas. FRANCONIA shaken up in an attempt to be of assistance.

U. S. Steel ships to continue with silver stacks but monogram USS in a circle painted in silver will appear on a black band at the top.

NEW POE LOCK at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to be tested in April but will not be used until June 15th. Dedication by LBJ. Ahead of schedule. Contractors: McNamara Construction Co. Ltd., of Toronto.

IMPERIAL OIL has ordered $7-million tanker - 14,000 G.T. for 1969. Delivery from Davie Shipbuilding Ltd., Lauzon, Quebec.

HAPAG-LLOYD-RUSS LINES to operate on Lakes this year. Consortium of Hamburg-America, North German Lloyd and Ernst Russ Lines.

PRINS WILLEM - sold by Oranje Lijn to Verina Shipping Corp., Greece and renamed MINA.

THUNDER BAY - being converted to a self-unloader this winter at Port Arthur.

ALGORAIL - new self-unloader for Algoma - launched at Collingwood December 19th with "A" frame and boom already installed.

C.S.L. - keel for a new 730' self-unloader at Collingwood to be laid in June. To have all machinery aft and be of a new "all belt" design, and powered by Sulzer diesel.


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