Visnews filmed at the head of Lake Superior May 2 when the 16,000-ton Greek freighter "PANAGIOTIS L" (sic) owned by Elliaison Transport Inc.
MLS. Ship at dock.
MS.PAN.From name on hull over part of superstructure.
MS.PAN.From bridge to stern.
MS. Rudder and props.
TILT DOWN.Spouts to deck of ship.
MS. TILT DOWN.Ship to dock showing spouts.
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Background: Visnews filmed at the head of Lake Superior May 2 when the 16,000-ton Greek freighter "PANAGIOTIS L" (sic) owned by Elliaison Transport Inc. of New York arrived at Fort William, Ontario, 2,350 miles from the open sea.
The ship left Rotterdam on April 6 and arrived at Montreal on April 18. Here she had to wait for the breaking of the ice and the clearing of the Seaway before she was able to proceed on April 26, in ballast for the lakehead port.
The 1,200 miles journey from Montreal to Fort William took 6 days the ship having to proceed cautiously along the new route. Even so she did not make the trip without incident, as can be seen by her damaged propeller, bows, and navigation lights, caused when she ran aground and collided with a lock.
At the wharf alongside which she lays can be seen the suction pipes through which the grain from Canada's Golden West will pour into the ship's hold and thus avoid the long 980 miles overland haul by rail.