Capt. Henry Jackman

 Canadian Voyager

Capt. Henry Jackman was built in 1981, is 730 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

Capt. Ralph Tucker
Previous names:
Lake Wabush: 1981-1987
Capt. Henry Jackman: 1987-

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Capt. Henry Jackman was built in 1981 for a company owned by the grain firm Cargill and Hanna Mining. As you would expect, the Jackman started life carrying both iron ore and grain. In fact, on her maiden voyage, she carried a record amount of wheat and on the return trip loaded a record amount of iron ore. The boat was sold in 1986 to her current owner, Algoma Central and renamed the Capt. Henry Jackman,  after a man who operated several schooners on Lake Ontario between 1850 and 1870.
The Jackman discharged salt at the North American Salt dock in Duluth
Discharging salt at the North American Salt dock continues round the clock, as it did here on May 27, 2010.
Salt discharged, she left the next day.
Above, she departed Duluth on April 7, 2008 after loading coal at Midwest Energy. She made two more trips here that year, loading iron ore pellets at CN Duluth on each one.
Above, she arrived on July 24 to load iron ore pellets for Quebec City at CN Duluth. She made 5 other trips here that year, loading iron ore pellets at BN twice, coal at Midwest Energy once and she was at CN Duluth, across the St. Louis River from Midwest, on two of those trips.
She was here only once in 2005, above loading iron ore pellets at the CN and below, departing Duluth.


  1. We were a couple of the 10 boatnerds who saw Capt. Henry arrive out of the fog rising from the lake. Truly the most unusual and spooky ship arrival I have seen. I have not felt so cold since I was a kid!

  2. Just saw the Capt. Henry Jackman arrive port of Duluth completely covered in ice. How eerie that was. Almost looked like a ghost ship going through the canal. About ten brave people stood and watched. Brrrrrrr! Hail to the hearty sailors and boatnerds!!!!

  3. russell nelson says:

    I asked a while ago if this was the same ship I saw in Florida a few months ago– it isn’t. Algoma Central has a “The Honorable Henry Jackson” as well as this ship, “Captain Henry Jackson.” Go figure.

  4. russ nelson says:

    I was in Cape Canaveral, Fl. a couple months ago– thought I saw a ship there, same owner, same name. Any body know the itinerary??

  5. Suzanne says:

    I like the looks of her superstructure and her stern.

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