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Billie S. / Polygon

Canadian List of Ships 1945: Billie S. [C.158264] built at Fort Frances, Ontario in 1935. Registered at Port Arthur. Owned by Staratt Airways & Transportation Ltd., Hudson, Ontario. GAO Notes: Steel diesel workboat/tug Polygon [C.158264] built at Fort Frances, Ontario by Russel Bros. in 1935. ex- Billie S. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Steel tug/other Polygon [C.158264] built at Fort Frances, Ontario in 1935. Registered at Thunder Bay, Ontario. 12 meters; 20 g.t.; 13 n.t. Owned by Winfried Wiener, 144 Helen St., Lions Head, Ontario. N0H 1W0. ex- Billie S.

Don Capel notes:

  • 40' long
  • Present cabin built 1989 at Lion's Head, Ont.
  • In 1937 owned by American Can of Canada 1 International Rd. Rexdale, Ont.
  • In 1989 hauled out on dock at Owen Sound Elevator for repainting
  • One of the last Fort Frances built boats.

Graphic from a newspaper clipping courtesy RBF.



This is Polygon at Owen Sound right after she was converted to a fish tug.
Photo circa 1988. Shaun Vary Collection.


OSMRM Collection. Don Capel notes (Feb 2nd, 1993):
The boat was refurbished at Owen Sound in 1991, thereafter located in Lion's Head.


Polygon at the Soo. Buck Longhurst photo. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

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