Well, as it turns out, she made one more voyage…
Over the Christmas holiday, as a matter of fact.
I was doing a little web surfing to see if I could find out where she was, and what ultimately happened to her and discovered that she made one more turn before the end of the year. The end of the year was also apparently the expiration date of certain certifications for operation – and re-certification would have been costly. The folks at Algoma have received some new boats of late, and that apparently figured into the fate of the Algoma Montrealais. The last I can find is that she’s sitting in the Montreal area.
As I was searching, I found many others captured her last voyage in image and video forms. You can check those out by simply searching “Algoma Montrealais last voyage”.
A photographer who goes by Gales of November captured her upbound at Port Huron from the Sarnia (Ontario) shore as she was passing by the Fort Gratiot Light. It’s a great image that you can view here. Yeah, I know, I’m referring you to another photographer’s work – but I’m not too proud to admit that I admire the image, and that I’m a bit jealous.
Below is one of my last photos of her next-to-last downbound voyage before she disappeared into the mist south of St. Clair, MI.
For more photos of the Algoma Montrealais and Great Lakes Boats, just click here.
You can read my original post on the Algoma Montrealais here.