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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Alice Jean [C.179551] registered at Amherstburg; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 45 x 13 x 4 2; 10 g.t.; 7 n.t.; 115 hp. Owned by Franklin C. Oper, Leamington, Ontario. GAO Notes: Renamed Wayne Dean. ... Ex- Alice Jean. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel workboat Wayne Dean [C.179551] registered at Windsor. Built at Owen Sound in 1946. 45; 10 g.t. Formerly Alice Jean. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Wayne Dean [C.179551] registered at Windsor. Built at Owen Sound in 1946. 13m; 10 g.t.; 7 n.t. Owned by Dean Construction Co., Belle River, Ontario. GAO Notes: Advised by Dino Dean in January 2003 that Wayne Dean had been sold American. George Lee notes: Wayne Dean is now named VIRGINIA. Scruffy looking, still painted in Dean colours. Moored at Champion's ferry dock at Algonac, MI. Powered by an 8-71. (Jan. 29, 2006).


The Virginia was built in 1946 by Russel Brothers as the fish tug Alice Jean for Franklin C. Oper. In 1957, she was sold to Dean Construction of LaSalle, ON, who converted the Alice Jean to a towing vessel and renamed her Wayne Dean. In 2000 she was sold to Olson Dredge & Dock of Algonac, MI, and renamed Virginia. Being Canadian-built, the Virginia is unable to perform commercial service for Olson, but she sits at their Algonac dock in good condition. Type: Single Screw Tugboat Year Built: 1946 Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON Engines: 1 Detroit 8-71 Length: 45' 00? Breadth: 13' 00? Depth: 5' 00?.

Shaun Vary notes: Alice Jean as a fish tug at Kingsville, January 3, 1952. Somebody gave me several b&w photos many years ago of the Kingsville fishing fleet. I have no idea who the original photographer was.

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Photo Date: 1966/09/14
Photo and tables below courtesy Great Lakes Vessels Index, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes,
Bowling Green State University

 

Name Changes
Vessel Name: Date: Registry Official #
WAYNE DEAN 1957   U.S. 179551

Ownership Changes
Owner Name Date Registry Official #
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Franklin C. Oper
Leamington, Ont. Canada
1946 - 1957 Canada 179551
Dean Construction Co., Ltd.
Belle River, Ont. Canada
1957 Canada 179551

 

The Virginia was built in 1946 by Russel Brothers as the fish tug Alice Jean for Franklin C. Oper. In 1957, she was sold to Dean Construction of LaSalle, ON, who converted the Alice Jean to a towing vessel and renamed her Wayne Dean. In 2000 she was sold to Olson Dredge & Dock of Algonac, MI, and renamed Virginia. Being Canadian-built, the Virginia is unable to perform commercial service for Olson, but she sits at their Algonac dock in good condition. Type: Single Screw Tugboat Year Built: 1946 Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON Engines: 1 Detroit 8-71 Length: 45' 00? Breadth: 13' 00? Depth: 5' 00?

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