The Algonova is seen in this picture sailing downbound in the Welland Canal above lock 8 in Port Colborne on July 20th, 2000. On this voyage she was heading for Quebec City in ballast.

This vessel's name takes the standard company prefix "Algo" and "nova" honoring the province of Nova Scotia, home province of Imperial Oil's large Dartmouth refinery and distribution center. The Algonova was to be used as a backup vessel for Algoma Tanker's Imperial Oil contract obligations and any other liquid petroleum business obtained by her new owners. The Algonova departed Halifax on April 6, 1998 bound for the Great Lakes via Charlottetown, PEI.