Kapitonas Stulpinas - Klaipeda, Lithuania

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The bulk carrier Kapitonas Stulpinas is seen in this photograph while transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of October 1, 1997. At the time it was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal south of lock 2 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada destined for U.S. Great Lakes ports partially loaded with steel products.

This ship was built in the U.S.S.R. and entered service during October of 1981 as (a) Yustas Paleckis. 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 Stulpinas during January of 1992. When 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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