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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Basko [C.176560] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 37 8 x 10 6 x 4 8; 13 g.t.; 9 n.t.; 93 hp. Owned by The Canadian International Paper Co., Ltd., Montreal. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Basko [C.176560] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 38; 13 g.t. Also carried in Canadian List of Shipping 1994. RBF Notes: Hull 605.

RBF notes: on display (Baskatong Reservoir, QC Aug 20, 2004)

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RBF notes: on display (Baskatong Reservoir, QC Aug 20, 2004)

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Doug Gagnon notes: the Basko taken at Baskatong in the fall of 1983. My uncle Arthur is running her as his regular boat, the Imelda M., was having the bow part of her bottom changed. While growing up on Baskatong, I used to ride with my uncle Arthur on the Imelda M. and Basko, and what always struck me was it seemed you could never feel any forward motion when the boat was under way, even when I was steering. Arthur would tell me where to point the bow and, maybe because Baskatong is so big, it always seemed like you weren't going anywhere! The boat seemd so heavy, was really noisy, vibrated and plowed through the water, it was as though the water around you was moving and you were standing still, yet holding that wheel was, and still is, one of the best times of my life:))) Last July I went and visited the Basko (I go every summer). And it's strange, but when you step inside, the smell of oil and steel hits you, and it's like a part of your life flashes in front of your eyes. For a few seconds, you're at your favorite place on earth, with your favorite uncle, on the Basko.

 

 

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