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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Bruce Hudson

Other name(s): Coastal Cliff; Witcroix

Ship owner: Canadian Sealakers, Ltd.; Coastalake Tankers; Lloyd Refineries; Transit Tankers and Terminals, Ltd.; Witcroix Corp.; Witcroix, Ltd.

Ship builder: Horton Steel Works, Ltd., Fort Erie, Ontario

Ship re-builder: Muir Brothers Dry Dock, Port Dalhousie, Ontario

Engine builder: Collingwood Shipbuilding Co., Collingwood, Ontario

Engine re-builder: Cummins Engine Co.

Year ship built: 1935

Year engine built: 1909


Engine built 1909, installed 1939 (Collingwood Shipbuilding Co.)  Rebuilt engine installed 1957 (Cummins Engine Co.)

Converted from oil barge to propeller by Muir Brothers Dry Dock, Port Dalhousie, Ontario, 1939. (172' x 30' x 15' 2"; 753 gross - 398 net.)

Rebuilt and lengthened by Muir Brothers Dry Dock, Port Dalhousie, Ontario, 1946. (212' 7" x 30' 1" c 15' 3"; 1072 gross - 734 net.)

Lengthened and repowered at Montreal, Quebec, 1957. (250' 3" x 30' 1" x 15' 3"; 1319 gross - 993 net.)


b) Coastal Cliff (1952)

c) Witcroix (1969)

d) Witcroix (Panama) (1973)


1) Lloyd Tankers, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

2) Transit Tankers & Terminals, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario (1946)

3) Coastalake Tankers, Ltd., Montreal, Quebec (1953)

4) Canadian Sealakers, Ltd., Montreal, Quebec (1964)

5) Transit Tankers & Terminals, Ltd., Montreal, Quebec (1969)

6) Witcroix, Ltd., Montreal, Quebec (1969)

Registry number: C. 158658

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Steamer; Tanker Barge

Height: 15.3 ft.

Width: 30.1 ft.

Length: 212.7 ft.

Stroke length: 15 in.

Gross tonnage: 1071

Net tonnage: 734

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel

Piston 1: 12 cyl

Piston 2: 5 1/8 in.

Piston 3: 6 in.

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