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 Post subject: Re: Saskatoon and package freight canallers
Unread postPosted: November 19, 2017, 9:35 pm 
Thank you very much for the leads and help, sirs!


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Unread postPosted: November 19, 2017, 11:21 am 

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This should answer your question, from James Gilmore, "The St. Lawrence River Canals Vessel," Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Transactions, 1957, p. 135:

The package freighter, while outwardly similar to the bulk vessel, differs in having a ‘tween deck and shell doors. The lower deck, of course, allows much better stowage of diversified cargo and the shell door allow loading by fork-lift or other mechanical means. The older package freighter had a shaft-and-pulley arrangement for handling cargo but these have now disappeared. In these ships a continuous shaft was led from the engine room just clear of the hatches and close up to the deckhead. A friction clutch arranged at each hatch supplied power for a wire hoist for handling cargo from the hold space to the ‘tween deck whence it was passed through the shell doors on skids. […] Most of these vessels still have cargo booms fitted although they are now rarely used, most of the freight being handled on pallets or by elevators.


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Unread postPosted: November 19, 2017, 10:40 am 

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The Regina, Keystrom, and Benjamin Noble only had one deck in their cargo holds. Yet the Wexford has two decks and the 3 hatches are aligned with one another and they are no screens or bulkhead separating them. Looking at the Saskatoon, I do not think she has 2 cargo decks within the hold. She would have to carry other cargo on deck.


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Unread postPosted: November 18, 2017, 3:07 pm 
I can't seem to find any plans online for a 250' canal-sized package freighter like the SASKATOON. Did these boats have two decks in their holds, an upper and lower with access to get to the lower hatches? Thanks in advance!


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