Sunday 29 April 2012

Self Unloader RT. HON. PAUL J. MARTIN (Revisited)

Above Lock 8 at Port Colborne - March 10, 2005
Named after the former Senator and father of the once Canadian Prime Minister, Paul E. Martin, the 740' CSL self-unloader RT. HON. PAUL J. MARTIN is shown above laid up for winter on the approach wall to Lock 8 in Port Colborne on March 10, 2005.
At Loyalist Park near Mariatown - May 19, 2013
When launched in 1973 at Collingwood Shipyards, in Collingwood, Ontario her name was H.M. GRIFFITH and was 10 feet shorter and her width was 3 feet narrower than her current width of 78'. Due to changes to Seaway maximum dimensions, the GRIFFITH was given a new longer and wider forebody at Port Weller Dry Dock in St. Catharines in 1999, and when she re-entered service the following year, her name was also changed to RT. HON. PAUL J. MARTIN.

Near Cardinal - Sept 14, 2014

While looking a little worse for wear in my 2005 pic or even when I have photographed her since, the RT. HON. PAUL J. MARTIN continues to be a hard worker for the "MARTIN" family-owned company, Canada Steamship Lines.

Unloading Coal at Hamilton - June 17, 2018

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