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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Cape Crow [C.192828] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1951. 37’ 4 x 10’ 5 x 5’; 14 g.t.; 10 n.t.; 165 hp. Owned by St. Maurice River Drive Co., Ltd., Trois Riviers, Québec. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Cape Crow [C.192828] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1951. 38’; 14 g.t. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Enterprise Marissa inc., Beauport, Québec. RBF Notes: Listed for sale on Scruton Marine in 2004.

YC notes: The Cape Crow, it was used in Trois-Rivières and delivered in 1951 at Bécancourt near Trois-Rivières, The boat was transfered from a CN Flat car to a barge before transferral to Trois-Rivières. The Cape Crow was great looking Tug, but without a winch and a flat bottom, it was not as versatile as the other aligator tugs!.... The shape of the hull was not ideal to jump a boom but I guess it was a bit faster than all the others in clear water.

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YC notes: The Crow sitting for winter storage in 1955, Trois Rivieres, QC.

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YC notes: The Crow along a boom in 1955.

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Cape Crow in Montreal, April, 1987. Rene Beauchamp Photo Collection.

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Cape Crow in Montreal, April, 1987. Rene Beauchamp Photo Collection.

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Cape Crow in Montreal, July, 1992. Rene Beauchamp Photo Collection.

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Cape Crow in Québec City, June 15, 2006. Michel Tremblay Photo Collection.

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Raymond Hodgson notes: The Cape Crow, 25 of November 2006 in Québec City.
The tug is at dock in the Bassin Louise in the old port.

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In Winter quarters at Trois-Rivières, Winter 2015/2016. Photo René Beauchamp.

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In the St. Lawrence Seaway in October 2016. Photo René Beauchamp.

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