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Clark B. Davis

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Tug Clark B. Davis [C.193637] registered at Toronto; built at Owen Sound in 1951. 82’ x 20’ x 6’ 2; 148 g.t.; 54 n.t.; 320 hp. Owned by Abitibi Power & Paper Co., Ltd., Toronto. Ivan Brookes Notes: Steel tug [C.193637] built by Russel-Hipwell Engines Ltd., and launched as Clark B. Davis 1951 – present. Owned by Abitibi Power & Paper Co., Ltd., Toronto. Still on the Dominion List in 1969 and 1970. 82’; 148 g.t. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Lake Abitibi Adventures Inc., Iroquois Falls, Ontario. RBF Notes: Renamed Abitibi Odyssey (Dan McKay). Being scrapped at Matheson, ON August 2004.


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The Launch of the Clark B. Davis at Lowbush, Ont.
This is an Abitibi photo, courtesy Andy Charette.

 

Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

 

RBF notes: Was being cut up in 2004, hull reportedly sold to person in Québec. (Matheson, ON Aug 19, 2004)

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RBF notes: T. Gibbens - Was scheduled for scrapping with Clark B. Davis.
Reported sold along with Davis Hull (Matheson, ON Aug 19, 2004)

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Read the article from Russel-Hipwell News, Fall 1951:
UNUSUAL LOGGING TUG LAUNCHED FOR ABITIBI
320 horsepower tug handles 10,000 cord rafts

 

From Russel company brochure: STEELCRAFT TOWING.
Gerry Ouderkirk archive.

 

Feb. 23, 2009: Delbert Seaman (Russel estimator and accountant) provides photos developed July 16, 1951, of the launch of the Clark B. Davis, at Lowbush, Ontario. Also one shot of the Russel-Hipwell outpost at Temiskaming, QC, (bottom right) where the P.J. Murer had been launched 3 years before. The Temiskaming photo shows a Russel Ville and Winch Boat in the water. The original black and white photos were 3 x 2 inches in size.
Lowbush, ON, 1951, Launch of the Clark B. Davis
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Lowbush, ON, 1951, Launch of the Clark B. Davis
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Lowbush, ON, 1951, Launch of the Clark B. Davis
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Lowbush, ON, 1951, Launch of the Clark B. Davis
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Lowbush, ON, 1951, Launch of the Clark B. Davis
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Lowbush, ON, 1951, Launch of the Clark B. Davis
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Temiskaming QC, 1951
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