Friday, March 07, 2008


Congratulations Rock! The Rock has correctly identified this week’s Mystery Ship as the Renvoyle. The ship was built in 1925 and launched as the Glenledi in Wellsend, England. The ship was built to canal size and sailed across Atlantic Ocean carrying her own prefabricated mid-body. After reaching Midland, Ontario, the ship was lengthened by Midland Shipbuilding Company. The vessel was then acquired by the Canada Steamship Lines who renamed her the Renvoyle. The ship sailed for over 40 years on the Great Lakes before it collided with and sunk the Sylvania on June 1, 1967. The ship was sent for scrapping later that year. If you wish learn more about the Revoyle's collison with the Sylvania, please click here.


Blogger jim said...

How about the Adrian Iselin?

March 07, 2008 10:33 PM  
Blogger Ookpik said...


March 07, 2008 11:21 PM  
Anonymous MikeM said...


March 17, 2008 5:31 PM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

No but close!

March 17, 2008 6:32 PM  
Anonymous The rock said...

How 'bout the RENVOYLE? Sure looks like her. What ever she is, that freighter has the classic lines. EVERY freighter should have these classic lines, well-proportioned pilot house, the proper rake to the stack, two air scoops on either side of the stern cabins, etc.
If that's it, mikem gets half the cigar as the RENVOYLE ( one of my all-time favorites ) was launched as the Glendledi.

March 21, 2008 3:40 PM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

We have a winner! :)

March 21, 2008 5:32 PM  

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