Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 262971
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 344.58
Width 73.58
Depth 20.50
Gross Tonnage 3844.00
Net Tonnage 2614.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00296

Vessel History

Rebuilds Canadian measures, 1961 (330.58 x 73.58 x 20.58; 4847 gross - 2474 registered). Tonnage change, 1975 (5010 gross -2742 registered).
History First enrolled on January 9, 1952.Built for service across Straits of Mackinac, St. Ignace to Mackinaw City, MI. Last trip across Straits made on November 1, 1957. Then laid up at Mackinaw City by opening of new bridge.
Seized by U.S. Marshal, November 16, 1960, at Detroit, MI, for non-payment; returned to State of Michigan.
Ran between Rimouski and Baie Comeau, 1961-1967. Then sold for $1,690,000, for service in British Columbia, running from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale.

SALTWATER KIN: Steamboat Bill reports that last October out in British Columbia GULF KANAYAK (VACATIONLAND) was moved from the former Alaska Trainship ferry landing on the Fraser River at Delta to Burrard Inlet and moored to a buoy off Dollarton. The vessel is now owned by a company called 301073 B.C. and has CANARCTIC EXPLORER painted on one side although this name has not been officially registered. (Chips 6/27/87)
Disposition Sold for scrapping in the Far East, 1987. Sank about 100 miles offshore on December 3, 1987, in foul weather, while being towed by Japanese tug. (Scanner, January 1988)

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built River Rouge, MI
Date Built 1952-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
DALTON, JACK1959-00-001961-00-00U.S.262971
GULF KANAYAK1982-00-00CANADA313942
PERE NOUVEL1961-00-001967-00-00CANADA313942
SUNSHINE COAST QUEEN1967-00-001982-00-00CANADA313942

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
British Columbia Ferry Corp.1977-00-001981-00-00CANADA313942
Compagne Navigation Nord-Sud, Ltee.1961-00-001967-00-00CANADA313942
Detroit-Atlantic Navigation Corp.1959-00-001960-00-00U.S.262971
Gulf Canada Resources, Inc.1981-00-00CANADA313942
Minister of Highways (Ferries Division-B.C. Ferries)1967-00-001975-00-00CANADA313942
Minister of Transport & Communications1975-00-001977-00-00CANADA313942
State of Michigan (Dept. of Highways)1952-00-001959-00-00U.S.262971
State of Michigan (Dept. of Highways)1960-00-001961-00-00U.S.262971