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Registry #1 130897 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1911 Point Ellice Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1911 Place North Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 95.8' x 20.1' x 11.6'
Builder North Shore Iron Works Measurement (metric)
Hull Wood Displacement 250
Gross Tonnage 171 Type 1 Tug
Registered Tonnage 45 Type 2
Engine 500hp inverted fore and aft compound surface condensing Steam engine Engine Manufacture Ross & Duncan Ltd., Glasgow Scotland UK
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1924 she was rebuilt to 171 tons. Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Captain Fred W. Pamphlet; Captain Dan MacKinnon;
In 1911 as a dredge tender she was owned by the Department of Public Works, Ottawa ON. In 1918 she was transferred to the Imperial Munitions Board, Ottawa ON. In 1919 she was owned by The Minister of Public Works, Ottawa ON. In 1920-1957 she was owned by the Pacific Great Eastern Towing Co. Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 1957-00-00
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Significance of Name
In 1913 she was in collision with the Princess Charlotte outside Vancouver harbour. Engine installed by McDougall Jenkins Co. at North Vancouver BC. In 1920 she was put on the Vancouver to Squamish barge service. In 1957 she was rendered unnecessary by construction of the Second Narrows Bridge. In 1957 she was sold to Capital Iron & Metals Ltd., Victoria BC for scrapping.
Newell, G. 1977; Canada List of Shipping; Canada List of Shipping; Morris, Rob and Leonard McCann. (1997) Greater Vancouver Hall of Fame. In The Greater Vancouver Book: an urban encyclopedia. Ed. Chuck Davis. Vancouver BC: Linkman Press
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