TEAKGLEN - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada       Call sign - VGGF     IMO number - 6702301
Owner - Canada Steamship Lines Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Location - Sailing southbound in the Welland Canal at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 4 October 2002
Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 5 Mar 2003     Last updated - 8 Mar 2003


  Ordered - 1965
  Keel laid -
  Launched - 23 November 1966
  Delivered - April 1967

  (a) Mantadoc - Canada (2002)
  (b) Teakglen - Canada

  As of March 2003 she was in use as a grain storage barge at Goderich, Ontario on Lake Huron


  Ship type - Bulk Carrier
  Gross tonnage - 10,902
  Net tonnage - 7,788
  Deadweight tonnage - 17,893
  L.O.A. - 185.27 meters (607'10")
  L.B.P. - 179.94 meters (590'4")
  Width overall - 18.98 meters (62'3")
  Width moulded - 18.89 meters (61'11.5")
  Draught - 7.75 meters (25'5.5")
  Depth - 11.00 meters (36'1")


  Yard name - Collingwood Shipyard
  Country - Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
  Hull number - 187
  Engine builder - Fairbanks Morse (Canada) Ltd., Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  Number of engines - 4
  Engine type - Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines
  Horsepower - 5,332 bhp or 3,922 kW
  Speed - 14 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - 1 bow thruster
  Official # - 325744

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* 1967 until 2002 she was owned by N.M. Paterson & Sons Ltd., Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada as Mantadoc
* She was built for service on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River/Seaway as far east as the Gulf of St. Lawrence
* 15 April 1967 Mantadoc made her first voyage down the Welland Canal in Ontario, Canada destined for Quebec with grain
* 10 November 1968 She was in a serious collision with the French registered bulk carrier Francois L.D. in the St. Lawrence River. Mantadoc sustained serious damage to her port bow and accomodations house. She was repaired at the Davie Shipbuilding yard in Lauzon, Quebec, Canada
* 28 March 1990 she was the first ship to travel westbound through the locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway following the opening of navigation on the Great Lakes that year. She was loaded with pig iron ingots from Sorel for Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. on the western end of Lake Erie
* Autumn 2002 Mantadoc was sold to Canada Steamship Lines and renamed Teakglen
* 4 October 2002 Teakglen makes her first voyage upbound through the Welland Canal loaded with a storage cargo of grain from Quebec for Goderich, Ontario. Since then she has made no additional voyages and her career as an operational ship is in question.
* Teakglen is presently being used as a grain storage barge in Goderich

Information sources - Moran's Shoreside Companion for Great Lakes Ships & Lloyds Registers
Additional information - The Paterson Fleet & The Ships of Collingwood - both by Skip Gillham

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