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Imperial Collingwood
Imperial Collingwood - Welland Canal - May 22, 1966
Photographed while secured alongside the approach wall north of lock 3 in the Welland Canal awaiting her turn for the lock in St. Catharines, Ontario on 22 May 1966.
More details and photos for: Imperial Collingwood
Fleet:Imperial Oil Ltd. - Toronto, OntarioIMO:5159492 
Owner: Category:Tanker
Manager: Port/Flag:Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Dimensions: Call Sign:
Built:Collingwood Shipbuilding Company, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada - Entered service in 1948/04
Names:Imperial Collingwood (1979/01), Seaway Trader (1987), Patricia II (1992), Balboa Trader (1995/01), Rivas (1995/05)
Disposition:Scrapped at Cartagena, Colombia by Soc Industrial de Productos.
Arrived at yard on 1995/05/08

Photographer:Bill Hood - Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCollection:Late Bill Hood Collection (????-2012) (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Format:Kodachrome slideViews:142 
Uploaded:2019-03-02 4:55 PM by Jeff Cameron


Dec 19, 2020
10:00 PM
My dad worked on this ship when it was called Imperial Collingwood back in 1948/49 before marrying my mom. I remember my dad and mom telling us that when he was working on that ship, whenever the ship came to Montreal, my dad would leave the ship to go be whit my mom and arrange to go back on-board when the ship would cross the lifting bridge in the town of St-Pierre, Montreal through the tight canal. The guy's on-board would throw him a rope for him to climb on-board while the ship was sailing through the narrow canal. Just to show you that when your in love, you do crazy things. I still drive on that same bridge occasionally now and then. I have several pictures that my dad took while working on this ship. I will upload them soon. Keep watching.
Posted by: Claude St-Jean