Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Registry and Rig Information
- Vessel Name: THUNDER BAY
- Nationality: CANADA
- Official Number: 194454
- Rig: Propeller
Dimensions and Tonnage
- Length: 647.42
- Width: 67.16
- Depth: 30.33
- Masts: 0
- Gross Tonnage: 12435.00
- Net Tonnage: 0.00
- Hull Material: Steel
- Hull Number: 00110
- Rebuilds: Converted to self-unloader by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Port Arthur, Ont., winter, 1967-68.
- History: As THUNDER BAY: Punched an eighteen inch hole in hull below waterline, April 5, 1963, while bucking ice in Lake Superior. Pumps handled water.
As STADACONE: Stranded on Vidal Shoal, St. Marys River, August 30, 1969; released after four hours by tug JOHN MCLEAN.
Suffered severe ice damage to bow and punched three large holes below waterline in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, April 11, 1970. Also suffered hairline crack to hull. Forced to shift cargo from forward cargo compartment to after compartments with self-unloading equipment to keep from sinking.
Suffered minor hull damage in a grounding in Little Current Harbor about December 17, 1977.
Fire broke out in cabin on December 1, 1978, while vessel was sheltering in Keweenaw Bay. The fire was put out by the ship's crew, two of whom suffered from smoke inhalation. Coast Guard helicopter dispatched from Traverse City to pick up the injured men and transport to a hospital in Hancock, MI.
Bumped into the stern quarter of the WILLIAM P. SNYDER, JR. while both vessels were moving side by side down the St. Marys River on June 23, 1980. Neither vessel was damaged in the incident.
- Disposition: Scrapped in China in 1992.
- Builder: Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
- Place Built: Port Arthur, Ontario
- Year Built: 1952
|Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd.
||1952 - 1972
|Davie Shipbuilding, Ltd. (Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd., Mgrs.)
||1972 - 1973
|Pipe Line Tankers, Ltd. (Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd., Mgrs.)
||1973 - 1977
|Power Corp. of Canada, Ltd. (Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd., Mgrs.)
||1977 - 1981
|The CSL Group, Inc. (Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd., Mgrs.)
||1981 - current
||1969 - current