CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. (WWTI) — A vessel that has become a favorite among ship-watchers in the North Country is making its final journey down the St. Lawrence River.

Cargo bulk carrier “Ojibway” is currently making its final trip down the St. Lawrence Seaway. The ship is set to retire at the end of 2021.

“Ojibway” passes Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay one final time, December 30, 2021 (photo: Brian Hudon)

“Ojibway” is a Canadian vessel built 69 years ago in 1952. The over 600-foot vessel has a carrying capacity of 18602 tons and has a reported draught of nearly 23 feet.

In the final days of 2021, many local residents shared photos on social media as Ojibway passed them on the St. Lawrence one final time.

As Ojibway is making its final journey down the St. Lawrence River, it is one of the last vessels to be in the waterway for the season. The St. Lawrence Seaway will officially be closed to traffic on January 1, 2022.