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Launched June 23, 1972; the Algoway(2) is an example of a medium sized Great Lakes self-unloading bulk carrier built by Collingwood Shipyards, Collingwood, ON for Algoma Central Corp., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. She is powered by 4 Fairbanks Morse 1666 horsepower 10-cylinder diesel engines as well as 3 V-12 cylinder 700 horsepower auxiliary diesel engines made by Caterpillar. Two of the three auxiliary engines can be connected to the main power train giving the Algoway a rated speed of 17 m.p.h. The combined total output of the 6 driving engines is 8064 horsepower. She is also equipped with a 600 horsepower bow thruster. The Algoway's 17 hatches feed into 4 holds where she can carry 20750 tons at maximum Seaway draft of 26 feet and is capable of carrying 24000 tons at her maximum mid-summer draft of 28 feet 10 inches. Her bow-mounted self-unloading equipment consists of a three belt gravity system with two cleated steel chord belt elevators feeding a 250 foot discharge boom that can be swung 105 degrees to port or starboard. The system can discharge at a rate of up to 3810 tons per hour.
Algoway