When the Tim S. Dool passed upbound this morning, I was sure I hadn't heard that unusual name before. With a little investigating, I found I was right. The Algoville was renamed the Tim S. Dool just 3 weeks ago. It is owned by the Algoma Central Corporation and is named after its former president and CEO on the occasion of his retirement after 31 years with the company.
In addition to its new name, the boat also has a new engine that is 'more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly." (http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/full_story.asp?StoryNumber=32504)
The Tim S. Dool recently unloaded iron ore in Hamilton, Ontario and is now are her way to Minnesota to load with iron ore.
The Algoma Central Railway was incorporated in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in 1899 and still maintains the largest Canadian flag shipping company on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. It has ships sailing in all 5 Great Lakes.
There are many great photos of this boat at www.boatnerd.com