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

Previous names:
Silver Isle: 1963-1994
Algoisle: 1994-2010-scrapped

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20090527_6118The Canadian flagged Algoisle was built in 1963 in Cork, Ireland. Since then, she  sailed on many bodies of water, under a variety of owners. In 1994, she was purchased by Algoma Central. In October, 2010, she was towed from Montreal, where she had been laid up since the previous December, to a scrap yard in Aliaga, Turkey. (Picture inset: taken May 27, 2009)
She had more than her fair share of collisions and groundings over the years, The most recent one occurred in 1991 when sailing under the name Silver Isle, she collided with an Algerian ship in the St. Lawrence River and received major damage, including a 130 foot gash in her bow.
She was an infrequent visitor to the Twin Ports, coming here only 21 times between 1996 and her last visit in July, 2009.  As of April, 2011, Algoma Central lists her as not in service.
Above and below: on November 9, 2004, the tug Kentucky assisted the Algoisle out of her berth at Harvest States II.
Below, she is on her own, ready to turn toward the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge
Picture above taken Tuesday, November 9, 2004: leaving Duluth after loading grain at CHS in Superior: below, the Algoisle on the same day, before the tug arrived.

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