Kapitonas A. Lucka - Klaipeda, Lithuania

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The bulk carrier Kapitonas A. Lucka is seen in this photograph while transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of August 9, 1997. At the time it was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal south of lock 3 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada destined for U.S. Great Lakes ports with steel products.

This ship was built in the U.S.S.R. and entered service during July of 1980 as (a) Ivan Nestorov. At that time she flew the flag of Russia. When that country broke up in the early 1990s, this ship was transferred to the Lithuanian Shipping Corporation and renamed (b) Kapitonas A. Lucka during 1991. At the time this photograph was added to the archives she was still operational under this name.

Thanks to the World Ship Society's Marine News, The Fairplay Internet Register and past Lloyd's Registers

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