Iroquois Lock Experience
The first picture shows the ship in the channel heading west approaching the east end of Iroquois Lock.
The holds had the cubic capacity to carry 28,800 net tons of coal. She could unload at a rate of 5,413 tons of iron ore or 3,937 tons of coal per hour.
Length 730' 00"
Beam 77' 11"
Depth 42' 00"
Capacity (mid-summer) 30,051 tons
at a draft of 28' 03"
Power (diesel) 9,600 b.h.p.
The Tadoussac found herself in an unusual twist of fate on November 10, 1990. On the evening of the fifteenth anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Tadoussac lost power in a major storm on Lake Superior above Whitefish Bay: the general area of the Fitzgerald wreck.
This was a great day as the draw bridge went up and the gates opened. The ship's captain was a very good ship handler as he brought her into the lock. Did not scrape the sides at all.
A closeup of the bridge as the ship passed by.
Heading toward the west end of the lock the ship's bow is heading into open water on the Saint Lawrence.
The stern is just clearing the lock and the power is being put on as you can see the prop churn the water.
Now well underway the ship is approaching Cardinal. She looks like she is travelling empty at about 10 knots.