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Brompton Caribou

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Brompton Caribou [C.197997] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1955. 27 2 x 7 5 x 2 9; 4 g.t.; 3 n.t.; 32 hp. Owned by St. Lawrence Corp., Ltd., Montreal. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Brompton Caribou [C.197997] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1955. 27; 4 g.t. Also carried in Canadian List of Shipping 1994. Owned at Fort Frances, Ontario. RBF Notes: Hull 1058, built by Russel-Hipwell Engines Limited. Owned in Fort Frances, ON by George Armstrong and willed to son Larry. Bought by Robert B. Farrow in May of 2004. Trucked to Thunder Bay, ON on September 30, 2004. Builders plate states length as 286 x 76. Actual measured length including roller is 296 and width is 79. Powered by a 36hp 4 cylinder Lister Diesel Engine, model FR4. Winch removed October 11, 2004. Sitting in Robert Farrow's back yard. Plans to restore.

Robert B. Farrow aboard his Brompton Caribou, May 15th, 2006.

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Moving the Brompton Caribou, Sept 29, 2004, photos by Robert B. Farrow.
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JUST DROP IT OVER THERE! Brompton Caribou, Sept. 29, 2004.

 

Here's Rob's Brompton Caribou Winch Boat and Model (the bear isn't his).
Delivery at the Thunder bay Yacht Club
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Sept. 26, 2005
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Caribou with Bear, fall 2005.
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Painting, May 26, 2006.
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Painting, May 27, 2006.
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Painting, May 28, 2006.
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Painting, June 3, 2006.
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Painting, June 4, 2006.
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Builder's Plate before...
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Builder's Plate after.
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Rob's model of his boat
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Rob's model of his boat
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RBF notes: Brompton Caribou wheel.

 

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