1. Inbound approaching the MacKay bridge early this afternoon.
Apollogracht is part of the large Spleithoff fleet of Amstrerdam. All its ships are named for canals in the city. They specialize in forest products, heavy lifts and odd cargoes, and are today's version of the tramp steamer.
The ship arrived in Halifax after a long trip up into the Great Lakes. It was in Montreal April 1, unloaded cargo in Windsor, ON April 5-7, and in Chicago April 11-18. It was downbound again and stopped in Montreal April 24 for a few days and in Gros Cacouna, QC April 28. Its next port is Saint John, NB
The ship was built in 1991 and is 7,949 gross tons, 12,150 deadweight and carries three 40 tonne cranes.
2. Outbound with its newly loaded cargo on deck
3. A large spindle on its own steel base frame.