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Colinette

Steel tug [C.169974] built by Russel Bros. at Owen Sound in 1943 as a] Ottawa 1943 - 1957; for the Royal Canadian Navy. She crossed the Atlantic under her own power and worked at various English ports during WW II. She returned to Canada as deck cargo on a frieghter and was acquired by Oka Sand and Gravel Co. Inc 1957 - 1961 and was renamed b) Lac Ottawa 1957 - 1966. Sold to Miron Company Ltd. 1961 - 1966; Waterman's Services in 1966 - present, and renamed c] Colinette 1966 - present. The 650 Hp tug was named for Colin and Janette Scott. In commission. See also Anglo Duchess and Yankee Lady III clipping files for pics. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by McKeil Work Boats Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario.

Gerry Ouderkirk archive. Oct. 7th, 1968.

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SV notes: Collinette as a tug, alongside Duchess V, in Toronto harbour.
It is a Bill Moran photo.

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GAO Notes: Toronto Sun. March 6, 1992.
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GAO notes: Colinette Aug. 14th 1994 in Toronto.

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GAO notes: Colinette May 1, 1997 in Toronto.

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GAO notes: Colinette Dec. 20, 2001 in Port Dover.

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GAO notes: Colinette Jan. 24, 2002 in Port Dover.

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RBF notes: Being rebuilt by Mathews Marine (Port Dover, ON April 4, 2004)

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SV notes: Colinette at Nadrofsky's in Port Dover. She was being
reconditioned as a tug, but plans changed......see next!

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SV notes: Andy Nadrofsky's "dream project". He and his wife are converting her to a trawler style cruiser for summer use on the Great Lakes and winter use on the Caribbean.

 

SV notes: docked at Nadro's, Feb. 23, 2006. She will reportedly be used for cruising,
possibly in warmer climates during the winter months.

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Aug. 18th, 2006, Port Dover. From the Gerry Ouderkirk Collection

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Aug. 18th, 2006, Port Dover. From the Gerry Ouderkirk Collection

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Nomada (ex Colinette) in Port Colborne, summer 2008. Photo by Shaun Vary.

 

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