Algoma Quebecois

Algoma Provider, formerly the Canadian Provider

Algoma Quebecois was built in 1963, is 730 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

Algoma Spirit
Previous names:
Quebecois: 1963-2012
Algoma Quebecois: 2012-2013
The Algoma Quebecois was towed to a salvage yard in Port Colborne, ON, arriving on Nov. 21, 2013
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In 2011, Algoma Central purchased the entire Upper Lakes Group fleet. They added the company name Algoma to the names of most of their ‘new’ fleet, including the Quebecois. She is now the  Algoma Quebecois (above picture taken Sunday afternoon, August 19, 2012).
quebecois2008Sep07_1730The Quebecois  was built at Montreal. She has 20 hatches that open into 5 cargo holds below deck, giving her a maximum carrying capacity of 27,800 tons. Two steam turbines produce 9,000 hp. A bow thruster gives her maneuverability in rivers and around docks.  She often brings cement into the Twin Ports. Picture at left taken Sunday, September 7, 2008.
Picture above taken Monday, April 7, 2008
Picture above taken Sunday, April 1, 2007
Picture above taken Monday, April 19, 2004
Picture above taken Monday, April 19, 2004
Picture above taken Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Picture above taken Tuesday, June 25, 2002
From 1996 thru 2013, the Algoma Quebecois has been here 100 times, often discharging cement at the Holcim (formerly St. Lawrence Cement) dock in Duluth, as she was above and below in 1996.


  1. suzanne, algoma central shipping bought the quebecois and the montrealais, among others, but for those two everyone hoped they would retain the original names. they did, for a while, then changed the names to algoma quebecois and algoma montrealais. those names appear on the bow of the hull, but the original names remained on the pilot house. now, sadly, that is gone as well. they’ll never look the same to me! but, times they are a-changin’.

  2. Suzanne says:

    I love the look of this old girl. Wonder why they removed her billboard name from the pilot house? Hope they put it back.


  4. They removed the Quebecois billboard name on the pilot house earlier this year. Very sad.

  5. skip widdes says:

    wonderful that video of harbour back on & love this site.

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