Algoma’s two newest Equinox Class vessels, Algoma Innovator and Algoma Sault, have arrived on the Great Lakes from their delivery voyages. Algoma Innovator, the first of two smaller 650-foot self-unloading vessels, arrived at Montreal from the 3 Maj shipyard in Croatia in late March. She is currently upbound in the Seaway headed for Indiana Harbor to offload a cargo of bauxite that she loaded in Greece prior to crossing the Atlantic. Algoma Sault arrived in Sept Isles, Quebec on April 3 from her builder in China. She will load her first cargo of iron ore pellets at Port Cartier in the coming days. She is the second of Algoma’s 740-foot self-unloaders, and the seventh Equinox vessel overall. A sister ship to the Innovator, Algoma Endurance, is currently under construction in Croatia, and is expected to be delivered to Algoma later this year.
This photo, taken by Rene Beauchamp, shows Algoma Innovator docked at Montreal after she arrived from Croatia. (Courtesy of Boatnerd.com)