Sunday, 28 August 2011

ABITIBI BOATS

Abitibi boat launched at Orient Bay Lake Nipigon













Launching in Lake Superior October 1971



I have to do some research to find the boat names but enjoy the photos for now.

4 comments:

  1. The 'Nipigon' and 'Orient Bay' were both sold and moved overland; Nipigon to Superior and Orient Bay to Long Lac, then Superior. The Orient Bay is still in service with Purvis Marine at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

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  2. The Russel Brothers Warping tug is likely the Onaman. Both it and the Nipigon were built in 1938. http://russelbrothers.ca/xonaman.html

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  4. In 1971, NIPIGON was transferred from Lake Nipigon to Lake Superior by truck. Sold at Sarnia, Ont., April 10, 1972, at public auction, for $31,000, because of death of James Reid. No longer registered in Canada. Sank in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast, February 26, 1998. Crew rescued. http://greatlakes.bgsu.edu/vessel/view/005257

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