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Greetings all,

 

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10/10 disappointment in Algoma employees for not naming the ship Algoma McCompassface :Smile-_tongue:

 

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Fun fact! At 680 feet in length, the Algoma Compass is exactly as long as the South Dakota class battleships!

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That has nice lines for a modern laker.

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12 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

That has nice lines for a modern laker.

 

I think so too. She was my first favorite laker when I saw her during a tour of the Sturgeon Bay shipyard in the early 2000s. She started my obsession with Lake boats.

 

Also... her bridge reminds me of the  Ithorians from Star Wars :Smile_teethhappy:

 

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'Compass sends you in the right direction'?

3/10 do not trust Algoma qualified navigators...

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It'll be nice to see her run again, she has been sidelined for most of the twenty-teens. She's in an awkward place where she's too big to be a riverboat and not big enough to be profitable running the open lakes. Canada will run her though, they've recently retired the last of their river sized vessels and need some ships to run for a few years until new Chinese replacements arrive. Right now the Compass is receiving supplies and groceries before going to dry dock for some hull work and a paint job. She should be ready to go by May.

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I live along the seaway, I see all the botes.

 

My father in law captained some Lakers on Lake Winnipeg, back when they still did that.

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11 minutes ago, Canadatron said:

I live along the seaway, I see all the botes.

 

My father in law captained some Lakers on Lake Winnipeg, back when they still did that.

 

Do you mean to say that he captained the Laker "Lake Winnipeg"? I don't know that they ran Lakers on Lake Winnipeg as there is no deep enough connection to Lake Superior and the rest of the Great Lakes.

 

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9 minutes ago, dseehafer said:

 

Do you mean to say that he captained the Laker "Lake Winnipeg"? I don't know that they ran Lakers on Lake Winnipeg as there is no deep enough connection to Lake Superior and the rest of the Great Lakes.

 

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No, he sailed on Lake Winnipeg. They call the ships there "lakers" when they worked the lake, usually shipping goods from the south (Winnipeg) to Northern Manitoba.

Here is the Maritime Museum dedicated to the practice, in the very town he lives in (and worked out of)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Museum_of_Manitoba

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2 hours ago, Canadatron said:

No, he sailed on Lake Winnipeg. They call the ships there "lakers" when they worked the lake, usually shipping goods from the south (Winnipeg) to Northern Manitoba.

Here is the Maritime Museum dedicated to the practice, in the very town he lives in (and worked out of)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Museum_of_Manitoba

That's pretty cool :O

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