Capt. Henry Jackman Visits the Port of Oswego
Early last week, Algoma Central's vessel Capt. Henry Jackman delivered a load of road salt to the Port of Oswego Authority towering over six stories. Launched in 1981 under her former name Lake Wabush, she was one of three vessels acquired by Algoma Central Corp. from Hanna Mining - on March 27, 1986. Algoma named the vessel in honor of Captain Henry Jackman who, along with his brother Frank, piloted and owned several schooners in the grain trade on Lake Ontario during the 1860-70 time period. Captain Jackman died on December 2, 1882.
Beginning in 1990, Capt. Henry Jackman sailed for Seaway Bulk Carriers, partners of Algoma Central and Upper Lakes Group, now known as Seaway Marine transport of St. Catherines, ON. During the winter of 1995-96, Capt. Henry Jackman was converted to a self-unloading bulk carrier at Port Weller Dry Docks, in St. Catherines. Her equipment upgrades consisted of a single belt gravity system with a loop belt elevator that fed a 260-foot stern-mounted discharge boom that can swing 90 degrees to either port or starboard, and discharge at a rate of 5,440 tonnes per hour.
Overall Dimensions -
Length - 730'
Beam - 76'01"
Depth - 42'
Capacity (tonnes) - 30,550
*Image courtest of the Oswego Public Library*