Additional Marine News

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Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Segwun Needs You in 1985
Win a Trip on a Laker
Ship of the Month No. 138 SANDLAND
Spring Vessel Appointments
Additional Marine News
Table of Illustrations

A most unusual visitor to Toronto Harbour on April 27th was the Erie Sand Steamship Company's self-unloading steamer CONSUMERS POWER (III) , (a) GEORGE M. HUMPHREY (I)(45), (b) CAPTAIN JOHN ROEN (48), (c) ADAM E. CORNELIUS (II) (58). She brought in a cargo of salt from Cleveland, and we understand that she will be making more appearances in this area, for there are at least ten salt cargoes lined up for her. She will be delivering salt to Toronto, Oshawa and Hamilton, and it is even said that she may have a trip to Montreal. On her return trips, she will be taking stone out of Humberstone for Cleveland.

Further in connection with the Erie Sand Steamship Company, we understand that the long-time management of the fleet will soon be taking over the actual ownership of the company from the Koppers Coal interests which have controlled it for many years.

Elsewhere in this issue, we have commented upon the lay-up of QUEDOC and SENATOR OF CANADA at Toronto. On April 29th, QUEDOC was moved from her berth alongside the SENATOR on the north side of Pier 35 (the Cousins Terminal), and was towed to the Parliament Street slip, where she was moored alongside the Victory Mills elevator. At the time these words were written, it appeared that she would be loaded with a storage cargo and, if so, it would seem likely that SENATOR OF CANADA might also be utilized for the same purpose. In recent years, Upper Lakes Shipping's R. BRUCE ANGUS and GORDON C. LEITCH have been used for storage of Victory Mills cargoes.

It is interesting to note that, on January 14, 1985, two new companies received charters of federal incorporation. They are C.S.E. - P.W.D.D. Shipbuilders Inc., and Port Colborne Marine Terminals Inc. At least the first-named firm would appear to be a consortium of Canadian Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. and Port Weller Dry Docks, and the formation of this company would seem to lend credibility to the idea that a shipyard might one day be developed at Port Colborne.

In the early afternoon of April 30th, the veteran steamer FERNGLEN, (a) WILLIAM A. AMBERG (32), (b) ALBERT E. HEEKIN (55), (c) SILVER BAY {75), (d) JUDITH M. PIERSON (82), was towed away from her long-time lay-up berth in Toronto's Leslie Street slip off the turning basin. This was FERNGLEN's last voyage, for she was sold last year by P & H Shipping Division of Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. to Port Maitland Shipbreaking Ltd. and she will be broken up at Port Maitland, as were ELMGLEN (I) and PINEGLEN before her.



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