The Algofax is seen in this photograph making her debut appearance upbound in the Welland Canal on May 27th, 1998. At the time this photograph was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal abovelock 3 and was nearing the Glendale bridge in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Algoma Tankers Ltd. (division of Algoma Central Corp, Sault Ste. Marie, ON) assumed ownership of Imperial Oil's tanker fleet at the beginning of the 1998 season. The Imperial Bedford was renamed Algofax at that time. Not a frequent visitor to the Great Lakes; the Algofax continues using her ice handling capabilities by servicing communities in the Canadian Arctic.