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Alice Jean

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).

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


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