St. Lawrence - Canada


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The ocean going bulk carrier St. Lawrence is seen in this photograph as she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the morning hours of August 15th, 1977.

She was built in Japan in 1962 as Skaustrand for A/S Skaugaas of Norway. In 1973 she was sold to Gotaas-Larsen of Buenos Aires, Argentina and renamed Gaucho Taura. Canada Steamship Lines purchased the bulker in 1976 and renamed it St. Lawrence and put her to work hauling iron ore and grain on the Great Lakes. In 1981 she laid up in Thunder Bay and in 1984 she was finally retired and sold for scrap. She arrived in Dalain, China on January 5th, 1985, where a cargo of scrap steel from the Great Lakes was unloaded and the ship itself was reduced to scrap. Photograph by Gordon Turner.

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