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 Post subject: Re: Algoma Niagara
Unread postPosted: November 20, 2017, 7:29 am 
She is in Thunder Bay


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Unread postPosted: November 19, 2017, 11:03 pm 
I think they got more to worry about then the stiffener lol


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Unread postPosted: November 17, 2017, 11:02 am 
They're presently upbound in the Welland Canal now and due out at Lock 8 Northwest Wall at 11:32 a.m. on November 17th to let you all know that one. Unfortunately I won't be able to see her going up as I mentioned before, the weather on Saturday is not favorable as rain is in the forecast and I don't drive in rain or snow. Hopefully with some luck maybe I'll see her on the return back downbound and if nothing else there's always next year!


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Unread postPosted: November 17, 2017, 9:40 am 
Denny wrote:
Thanks garbear as I also saw that one as well on the facebook page of the Algoma Niagara departing Toledo with the stiffeners and reinforcements still attached to her deck. Just wonder if she may end up keeping them then until she lays up for the winter and then has them taken off and removed from her deck?


I would guess they'll stay on and be removed during layup. Being late in the season with contracts to fill, I doubt they would want to take the time now. Looking at past removals, it looks like approx. an 8 day job.


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Unread postPosted: November 16, 2017, 11:10 pm 
Thanks garbear as I also saw that one as well on the facebook page of the Algoma Niagara departing Toledo with the stiffeners and reinforcements still attached to her deck. Just wonder if she may end up keeping them then until she lays up for the winter and then has them taken off and removed from her deck?


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Unread postPosted: November 15, 2017, 10:57 am 
Saw photos this morning of the Algoma Niagara departing Toledo and she still had the deck stiffeners.


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Unread postPosted: November 15, 2017, 10:47 am 
They are as I type this now at 10:45 a.m. on November 15 down in the Welland Canal and expected to arrive in Hamilton to unload coal sometime later today. After this trip get ready and you better have your cameras ready then as she is expected to head to Thunder Bay to load a grain cargo for a St. Lawrence port. Does anyone have any possible ETAs for them maybe on the Detroit or St. Clair Rivers yet? I'm betting they should be up on the rivers sometime this weekend but just when remains to be seen yet? I'm hoping to see them on Friday of this week as the weather is supposed to be good at least until the evening. Saturday the weather is an all day rainy day and I will NOT be out on the river in any type of rain or snow. So if she will be up on the rivers on Friday, this works perfect for me. Also, am I correct that the deck stiffeners or support stuff are still on her deck and have yet to be removed? If they are still in place, anyone know when these will be removed? Sorry for so many questions here as I am just curious is all. Thanks for any information you have as well.


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Unread postPosted: November 12, 2017, 6:29 pm 
Algoma Niagara is now on the move heading for Toledo.


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Unread postPosted: November 11, 2017, 11:50 am 
Just saw on the Port of Hamilton's website that this morning she did indeed shift over to Pier 26 and to have the deck stiffeners then removed before she heads to Toledo next to load coal.


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Unread postPosted: November 10, 2017, 9:53 pm 

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It would seem that this would be an excellent opportunity to haul grain with those nice clean holds, while the grain rush is on. Must the stiffeners be removed before she can haul anything?

Guest: she hauled iron ore (I beleieve) into Hamilton. So the holds aren't clean.

Steve


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Unread postPosted: November 10, 2017, 9:20 pm 
Guest wrote:
The comment below on 11/5 from Joanne at the Prescott Anchor says that bracing will be removed while in Hamilton, same as it was for the Algoma Equinox.


When the Algoma Strongfield arrived in Hamilton on their maiden voyage with the stiffeners in place, they were at Pier 26 from June 6-13. The stiffeners were removed and then they moved to Pier 21 to unload their ore cargo.

The Algoma Niagara arrived in Hamilton on November 8 and they're still at Pier 21 so I'm guessing the stiffeners are coming off at the Dofasco dock. November 14 in Toledo sounds possible.


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Unread postPosted: November 10, 2017, 7:36 pm 
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Denny wrote:
I see that she is due in Toledo sometime on Sunday, November 12th at CSX Coal Dock to load. So it appears this load of coal will then go to Hamilton and then her next trip I guess after that one will be up to Thunder Bay, Ontario to load wheat for a St. Lawrence Seaway port? Does she still have those deck stiffeners or have they been removed and taken off?


The deck stiffeners are in place in the photo from Nov. 8. Removing them takes more than a few days so I would guess they're staying on until the season ends and then they'll be removed as winter work.


She is still scheduled to load coal at the CSX Docks on Monday evening. I remember one of the Equinox vessels sailed with the hull stiffeners on her hull when she arrived on the lakes during the fall. She kept them on and had them removed when she went into winter layup. A thunder Bay grain trip is to follow.


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Unread postPosted: November 10, 2017, 7:07 pm 
The comment below on 11/5 from Joanne at the Prescott Anchor says that bracing will be removed while in Hamilton, same as it was for the Algoma Equinox.


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Unread postPosted: November 10, 2017, 5:00 pm 

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When they arrived on Wednesday they said after unloading would shift to Pier 26 in Hamilton for the work.


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Unread postPosted: November 10, 2017, 3:20 pm 
It would seem that this would be an excellent opportunity to haul grain with those nice clean holds, while the grain rush is on. Must the stiffeners be removed before she can haul anything?


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