Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Scanner, v. 30, no. 5 (February 1998), p. 14

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LAY-UP LISTINGS - WINTER 1997-1998 14. We now present our comprehensive lay-up report for the current winter. We have covered as many ports as possible with the material submitted by our readers, and any additional listings or corrections will appear next issue. * * * The following major commercial vessels are laid up at TORONTO this winter: ALGONTARIO ENGLISH RIVER SEAWAY QUEEN CANADIAN LEADER JADRAN (restaurant) TARANTAU CANADIAN MARINER GORDON C. LEITCH TORONTO DRYDOCK CANADIAN TRADER MONTREALAIS (ex MENIER CONSOL) CONGAR (barge) STEPHEN B. ROMAN The following other vessels are in port, most laid up for the winter, al­ though a few are operating, either regularly or intermittently: ALGONQUIN QUEEN (Q. C. Y. C. ferry), ATOMIC (tug), CHALLENGE (sail excursion), COLINETTE (tug), DUCHESS V (tug), ELSIE D. (R. C. Y. C. tender), EMPRESS OF CA­ NADA (excursion), ESPERANZA IV (R. C. Y. C. tender), CAPT. MATTHEW FLINDERS (ex­ cursion), GALACTICA 001 (excursion), GLENMONT (tug), H. M. C. S. HAIDA (Ontario Place museum), NED HANLAN II (tug), HARBOUR STAR (excursion), HIAWATHA (R. C. Y. C. ferry), WILLIAM INGLIS (Island ferry), I-WY-SEA (I. Y. C. ferry), JAGUAR II (excursion), JUBILEE QUEEN (excursion), KATRAN-4 (hydrofoil), KENNETH A. (tug), KLANCY II (excursion), KWASIND (R. C. Y. C. ferry). LAC COMO (tug), ALISON LAKE (sail excursion), LAKE RUNNER (cross-lake fer­ ry), WM. LYON MACKENZIE (firetug), MAPLE CITY (airport ferry), MARIPOSA BELLE (excursion), MATTHEW (historical replica), SAM McBRIDE (Island ferry), MISS KRISTY (ex fishboat), MISS TORONTO (excursion), NELVANA (excursion), NORTHERN SPIRIT I (excursion), OBSESSION III (excursion), ONGIARA (Island ferry), ORIOLE (excursion), P & P 1 (workboat), PATHFINDER (sail training), PIONEER PRINCESS (excursion), PIONEER QUEEN (excursion), PLAYFAIR (sail training), PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (former carferry, hull cut almost to water), PRIMROSE (ex dredge), PROGRESS III (derrick barge), THOMAS RENNIE (Island ferry), WILLIAM REST (tug), HAROLD S. ROBBINS (Q. C. Y. C. tender). S. A. QUEEN (barge), STE. MARIE I (excursion), FRED SCANDRETT (tug), SHIP­ SANDS (excursion), SHOWBOAT ROYAL GRACE (excursion), MISS KIM SIMPSON (ex­ cursion), STELLA BOREALIS (excursion), STILL WATCH (ex C. C. G. S. VILLE MA­ RIE), SUNRISE V (hydrofoil), TECHNO ST-LAURENT (tug), T. H. C. 50 (derrick barge), TORONTONIAN (excursion), TRACY M. (tug), TRILLIUM (Island ferry & excursion steamer), TRUE NORTH (sail excursion), VERENDRYE (ex C. C. G. ten­ der), WAYWARD PRINCESS (excursion), DOC WILLINSKY (I. Y. C. ferry), WINDMILL POINT (airport ferry), YANKEE LADY I (excursion), YANKEE LADY II (excur­ sion), YANKEE LADY III (excursion). The following historic hulls may be seen in Toronto Harbour and environs: BLUEBELL - former ferry (older near-sister of TRILLIUM), broken hull lying derelict inside tip of Leslie Street Headland (Tommy Thompson Park). DOUGLASS HOUGHTON - freighter, now breakwater at Ontario Place. RAPIDS QUEEN - former passenger steamer, then barge, now breakwater at Queen City Yacht Club, Algonquin Island (near Ward's Island ferry dock). HOWARD L. SHAW - freighter, now breakwater at Ontario Place. VICTORIOUS - freighter, now breakwater at Ontario Place; pilothouse and tex­ as on lake shore east of Cherry Street, south of Unwin Avenue. * * * The following major commercial vessels are reported as wintering at various lake and river ports, listed as closely as possible by area. We include fer­ ries, tugs, dredges, etc., if they have been reported to us and identified as such. We do not normally include scows, fishboats, small workboats, etc. Some ships come and go from lay-up during the winter; our listings were cor­ rect as of date of observation but may not remain current. Halifax: A. G. FARQUHARSON, IMPERIAL ACADIA, IMPERIAL LACHINE.

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