Lakers and Other Dry Bulk Carriers Built in Canada Since WWII

Most recent update: August 16, 2017.


Since the end of World War II, Canadian shipyards have built 109 lakers and other types of dry bulk carrier: the last of these was delivered in 1985 and only 20 are in Canadian-flag service today.  If anyone has any corrections or additions to this table, please send them to timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 255 France Vaires Govt. of France Collier 3,630 Jan-48 S.N.A.2 1956, Cyrtina 1963, Erna 1966, scrapped 1972
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 256 France Longeau Govt. of France Collier 3,630 Feb-48 Scrapped 1968
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 257 France Tergneir Govt. of France Collier 3,630 May-48 Jean de Moulezin 1954, Hesperia 1963, Constance 1968, scrapped 1972
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 258 France Acheres Govt. of France Collier 3,630 Aug-48 S.N.A.3 1960, Ilion 1963, scrapped 1972
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 259 France Sotteville Govt. of France Collier 5,630 Sep-48 S.N.A.7 1964, Alliance 1967, foundered 1969
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 260 France Venissieux Govt. of France Collier 5,547 Apr-48 Iron Knight 1955, scrapped 1972
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 261 France Caronte Govt. of France Collier 5,435 May-48 Captain Pantelis 1970, scrapped 1972
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 262 France Penze Govt. of France Collier 5,435 Aug-48 In collision and sank 1957
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 263 France Astree Govt. of France Collier 5,435 Oct-48 Dragon 1952, Dragone 1961, scrapped 1969
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 264 France Baree Govt. of France Collier 5,435 Nov-48 Siderurgica Oito 1953, wrecked off Imbituba 1965
Burrard DD N. Vancouver BC 265 France Hebe Govt. of France Collier 5,435 Feb-49 Siderurgica Nove 1953, Samena 1969, scrapped 1976
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 269 310620 Alexander T Wood West River Ore Transport Bulk Carrier 14,326 May-58 Leadenhall (UK) 1963, Lubeck (Liberia) 1964, Vainqueur 1968, destroyed by explosion off Louisiana 1969
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 271 310630 Avery C Adams Wilson Shipping Corp Bulk Carrier 14,217 Aug-58 Cypress (Liberia) 1964, Union 1968, Freja 1969, Scotiacliffe Hall 1972, Scotiacliffe 1974, drill ship Navifor Norse 1976, Navifor II (Norway) 1987, scrapped 1991
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 275 311788 John A France Scott Misener S S Co Ltd. Laker 17,382 Aug-60 Algoriver 1994, scrapped 2002
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 276 314361 J N McWatters Scott Misener S S Co Ltd. Laker 17,592 Jun-61 Scott Misener 1991, Algogulf 1994, scrapped 2002
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 278 314394 Montrealais Papachristidis Co Ltd. Laker 17,647 Apr-62 Algoma Montrealais 1974, scrapped 2015
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 280 319265 Quebecois Papachristidis Co Ltd. Laker 17,646 Apr-63 Alcoma Quebecois 1974, scrapped 2014
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 285 322232 Don de Dieu Diamond Shamrock Ltd. Laker 17,564 Jul-65 V. W. Scully 1967, Algosound 1987, scrapped 2004
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 287 326400 Maplecliffe Hall Hall Corp of Canada Laker 17,831 Apr-66 Lemoyne 1988, Canadian Miner 1994, scrapped 2011
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC 293 328542 Ralph Misener Scott Misener S S Co Ltd. Self-Unloader 19,160 Jun-68 Laker 1977, Gordon C. Leitch 1994, scrapped 2012
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 144 190479 Hochelaga Canada Steamship Lines Laker 11,997 Oct-49 Self-unloader 1964, scrapped 1993
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 149 176116 Georgian Bay Canada Steamship Lines Laker 11,392 Apr-54 Scrapped 1989
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 159 188389 Senator of Canada N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Laker 9,958 1957 Scrapped 1985
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 163 188393 Menihek Lake Carryore Limited Laker 17,023 May-59 Scrapped 1985
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 164 188394 Murray Bay Canada Steamship Lines Laker 17,369 Apr-60 Comeaudoc 1963, scrapped 2002
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 165 188395 Carol Lake Carryore Limited Laker 17,070 Aug-60 Algocape 1986, Mapleglen 1994, scrapped 2003
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 172 318682 Black Bay Canada Steamship Lines Laker 17,848 Apr-63 Canadian Voyager 1994, scrapped 2002
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 173 188399 Mondoc N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Bulk Carrier 2,497 Apr-62 Corah Ann 1979, sank 2000
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 174 188400 Lawrendoc N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Bulk Carrier 2,497 Apr-62 Contoy (Mexico) 1984, Leta (Honduras) 1993, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 177 318684 Murray Bay Canada Steamship Lines Laker 17,873 Jul-63 Canadian Provider 1994, Algoma Provider 2011, scrapped 2014
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 178 318683 Yankcanuck Yankcanuck Steamship Co. Bulk Carrier 3,280 1963 Scrapped 2016
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 179 318686 Sir Denys Lowson Algoma Central Railway Laker 10,239 Mar-64 Vandoc 1979, scrapped 2002
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 181 318688 Rimouski Canada Steamship Lines Laker 18,473 May-65 Canadian Harvest 1994, broke in two 1995
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 182 325742 Simcoe Canada Steamship Lines Laker 18,102 Jun-66 Algostream 1994, Simcoe 1996, scrapped 1996
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 184 318687 Tarantau Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 19,494 Apr-65 Scrapped 1999
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 186 318689 Roy A. Jodrey Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 16,154 Nov-65 Wrecked 1974
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 187 325754 Mantadoc N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Laker 10,902 1967 Teakglen 2002, Maritime Trader 2005, Manitoba 2011, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 188 325746 Feux-Follets Papachristidis Comapny Laker 18,045 Oct-67 Canadian Leader 1972, scrapped 2010
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 189 325747 Algorail Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 16,157 Apr-68 Active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 191 325748 Algocen Algoma Central Railway Laker 18,089 Sep-68 J. W. Shelley 2008, Phoenix Star 2012, scrapped 2013
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 192 325750 Tadoussac Canada Steamship Lines Laker 20,634 Oct-69 CSL Tadoussac 2001, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 195 331081 Agawa Canyon Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 16,290 1970 Scrapped 2010
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 197 331086 J. W. McGiffin Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 22,716 1972 CSL Niagara 2001, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 200 331090 Algoway Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 16,187 Sep-72 Active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 203 346853 H. M. Griffith Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 22,775 Oct-73 Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin 2000, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 206 346839 Algosoo Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 21,716 Dec-74 Scrapped 2016
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 207 346840 Ontadoc N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Geared Bulker 4,468 Apr-75 Melissa Desgagnes 1990, Ethan (Tanzania) 2016, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 208 366014 Gypsum King Gypsum Transportation Bulk Carrier 12,839 Dec-75 Scrapped 2003
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 209 366177 Gypsum Baron Gypsum Transportation Bulk Carrier 12,839 Jun-76 Scrapped 2007
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 210 369043 Soodoc N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Geared Bulker 4,490 Aug-76 Amelia Desgagnes 1990, scrapped 2017
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 211 318430 Algolake Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 22,852 Apr-77 Scrapped 2017
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 212 369048 Louis R. Desmarais Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 22,674 Nov-77 CSL Laurentien 2001, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 215 372053 Algobay Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 22,466 Oct-78 Atlantic Trader 1994, Algobay 1997, Radcliffe R. Latimer, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 217 372054 Algoport Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 20,223 Aug-79 Sank 2009
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 218 383534 Nanticoke Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 22,706 Jun-80 Solarium 2009, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 219 372055 Algowood Algoma Central Railway Self-Unloader 22,558 Apr-81 Active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 222 383533 Atlantic Superior Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 24,638 Jun-82 M. H. Baker III (Bahamas) 1997, Atlantic Superior (Canada) 2003, scrapped 2015
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 223 383539 Lake Wabush Nipigon Transport Ltd. Self-Unloader 19,699 Jul-81 Capt. Henry Jackman 1987, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 224 802923 John B. Aird Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 22,881 Jun-83 Scrapped 2017
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 225 800436 Hon. Paul Martin Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 25,128 Apr-85 Atlantic Erie (Bahamas) 1988, scrapped 2016
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 226 372057 Algowest Algoma Central Railway Laker 20,310 Jul-82 Peter R. Cresswell 2001, scrapped 2016
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 227 800815 Prairie Harvest Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 23,263 Apr-84 Atlantic Huron 1989, Melvin H. Baker II 1994, Atlantic Huron 1997, active
Collingwood SB Collingwood ON 231 800816 Paterson N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Laker 20,370 Jun-85 Pineglen 2002, scrapped 2017
Davie SB Lauzon QC 613 187823 Sunrhea Spruce Shipping Ltd. Ore Carrier 11,813 Dec-58 Vorras 1971, scrapped 1979
Davie SB Lauzon QC 624 313931 New Quedoc N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Bulk Carrier 9,957 Aug-60 Quedoc 1969, scrapped 1986
Davie SB Lauzon QC 625 313936 Whitefish Bay Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 17,350 13-Apr-61 Quetico 1969, Whitefish Bay 1983, scrapped 1993
Davie SB Lauzon QC 627 313938 Canadoc N. M. Paterson & Sons Ltd. Laker 10,061 20-Jun-61 Scrapped 1992
Davie SB Lauzon QC 638 313963 Frankcliffe Hall Hall Corporation of Canada Self-Unloader 17,819 25-May-63 Hallfax 1988, scrapped 2012
Davie SB Lauzon QC 639 313967 Baie St. Paul Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 17,810 1-Jun-63 Canadian Pathfinder 1994, scrapped 1996
Davie SB Lauzon QC 647 322994 Saguenay Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 18,058 12-Aug-64 M. A. C. Gagne 1985, scrapped 2004
Davie SB Lauzon QC 649 323003 Cabot Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 11,120 1-Jul-65 Canadian Explorer 1983, Canadian Transfer 1998, Algoma Transfer, scrapped 2014
Davie SB Lauzon QC 650 323017 Manitoulin Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 19,272 7-Jul-66 Scrapped 2002
Davie SB Lauzon QC 651 323002 Lawrencecliffe Hall Hall Corporation of Canada Self-Unloader 17,917 5-Jun-65 David K. Gardiner 1988, Canadian Venture 1994, scrapped 2005
Davie SB Lauzon QC 654 323022 Richelieu Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 17,822 5-Apr-67 Algocape 1994, scrapped 2012
Davie SB Lauzon QC 655 323008 Beavercliffe Hall Hall Corporation of Canada Self-Unloader 17,895 19-Oct-65 Quedoc 1988, scrapped 2003
Davie SB Lauzon QC 658 323016 A. S. Glossbrenner Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 17,955 21-Jul-66 Algogulf 1987, Algosteel 1990, active
Davie SB Lauzon QC 661 329342 Frontenac Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 17,820 13-May-68 Active
Davie SB Lauzon QC 662 323030 Chimo Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 16,358 14-Oct-67 Canadian Ranger 1984, scrapped 2011
Davie SB Lauzon QC 665 329344 Lake Manitoba Nipigon Transport Ltd. Self-Unloader 17,820 16-Jul-68 Algomarine 1987, scrapped 2016
Davie SB Lauzon QC 667 329351 Ottercliffe Hall Hall Corporation of Canada Self-Unloader 17,908 29-May-69 Royalton 1983, Ottercliffe Hall 1985, Peter Misener 1988, Canadian Trader 1994, scrapped 2005
Davie SB Lauzon QC 684 368347 Jean Parisien Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 22,772 Dec-77 CSL Assiniboine 2005, active
Midland SB Midland ON 34 190493 Coverdale Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 11,996 May-50 George Hindman 1973, Meldrum Bay 1979, scrapped 1987
Midland SB Midland ON 35 178247 James Norris Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 12,464 May-51 Scrapped 2011
Midland SB Midland ON 36 178248 Gordon C. Leitch Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 12,460 Nov-52 Scrapped 2012
Midland SB Midland ON 37 195685 T. R. Mclagan Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 15,500 Apr-54 Oakglen 1990, scrapped 2004
Port Arthur DD Port Arthur ON 109 194448 Sir James Dunn Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 12,434 3-May-52 Scrapped 1989
Port Arthur DD Port Arthur ON 110 194454 Thunder Bay Canada Steamship Lines Self-Unloader 12,435 23-Nov-52 Stadacona 1969, scrapped 1993
Port Arthur DD Port Arthur ON 111 194458 E. B. Barber Algoma Central R.R. Co. Bulk Carrier 10,420 6-Jun-53 Scrapped 1985
Port Arthur DD Port Arthur ON 113 179590 Paterson N. M. Paterson & Sons Bulk Carrier 8,618 3-Jun-54 Scrapped 1984
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 11 193632 Scott Misener Colonial Steamships Ltd Laker 13,081 Jun-51 John E. F. Misener 1954, scrapped 1986
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 12 194831 John O. McKellar Colonial Steamships Ltd Laker 13,884 Sep-52 Elmglen 1984, barge 1996, scrapped 1990
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 14 194832 Scott Misener Colonial Steamships Ltd Laker 15,279 Jul-54 Scrapped 1990
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 24 189894 Frank A. Sherman Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 15,157 Jul-58 Scrapped 1987
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 25 311399 Seaway Queen Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 16,053 Jun-59 Scrapped 2004
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 35 318773 Cape Breton Miner Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 18,809 May-64 Conveyor 1969, Cape Breton Miner 1962, Mazahua 1983, scrapped 1987
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 37 322194 Ontario Power Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 20,623 Jul-65 Thornhill 1983, Akalli Seri 1984, Kalli 1986, scrapped 1987
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 41 326395 Canadian Century Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 20,343 May-67 John D. Leitch 2002, active
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 48 328735 Canadian Progress Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 21,436 Aug-68 Algoma Progress, scrapped 2014
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 60 348355 Canadian Olympic Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 22,887 Nov-76 Algoma Olympic, active
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 63 348357 Arctic Fednav Ltd. Bulk/Oil Carrier 19,420 Jun-78 Active
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 64 348360 Canadian Transport Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 23,399 Apr-79 Algoma Transport, active
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 65 391204 Canadian Enterprise Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 23,395 Dec-79 Algoma Enterprise, active
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 67 395424 Canadian Pioneer Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 24,194 Oct-81 Algoma Pioneer 1988, scrapped 2014
Port Weller DD Port Weller ON 70 802349 Canadian Ambassador Upper Lakes Shipping Laker 24,230 Jul-83 Ambassador 1986, Algosea 2000, Ambassador 2000, scrapped 2002
Saint John SB Saint John NB 1047 319241 Hamiltonian Eastern Lake Carriers Bulk Carrier 18,192 Jun-62 Petite Hermine 1967, Canadian Hunter 1972, scrapped 1996
Saint John SB Saint John NB 1048 319967 Newbrunswicker Eastern Lake Carriers Bulk Carrier 18,192 May-63 Grande Hermine 1967, Canadian Mariner 1972, scrapped 2007
Saint John SB Saint John NB 1060 319990 M. J. Boylen Engineering Consultants Ore/Oil Carrier 21,372 Jul-64 Scrapped 1984
Saint John SB Saint John NB 1070 326459 H 1070 Engineering Consultants Ore/Oil Carrier 21,200 Jul-66 Scrapped 1984
Saint John SB Saint John NB 1084 328536 Senneville Mohawk Navigation Bulk Carrier 18,845 Nov-67 Algoville 1994, Tim S. Dool 2008, active