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Abitibi I

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Abitibi I [C.178929] registered at Toronto; built at Owen Sound in 1947. 25 4 x 8 5 x 3 9; 6 g.t.; 4 n.t.; 85 hp. Owned by Ministry of Lands and Forests, Ontario. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel Other Non Commercial Vessel Abitibi I [C.178929] registered at Toronto. Built at Owen Sound in 1947. 25; 6 g.t. Also carried in Canadian List of Shipping 1994. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Mike McMeekin, Iroquois Falls, Ontario.

25' x 9' Utility Runabout (Design #330. Hull #667) in foreground, Brompton Duchess in background, both boats were built in 1947. n.b. - The Russel people almost certainly mislabelled the photo caption showing Abitibi I (hull number 667) as hull 697.

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Robert B. Farrow Collection.


2004: Located at Twin Falls Marina, beside Rae II.

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Photos from owner Mike McMeekin via Andy Charette of Twin Falls Marina. The boat is for sale as of August 2009. The boat was running 3 years ago. Click to enlarge.


Photos from Andy Charette of Twin Falls Marina.
The boat is for sale for $5000 as of Sept. 2009.

Andy Charette notes (Sept. 2, 2009): The hull number is 667 and not 697 as indicated previously.
667 is welded on the bow as well as the Brass plate indicates 667.

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