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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Cottus [C.193292] registered at Winnipeg; built at Owen Sound in 1952. 41 9 x 12 x 2 7; 14 g.t.; 10 n.t.; 165 hp. Owned by The Minister of Fisheries, Ottawa. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel workboat Cottus C.193292] registered at Winnipeg; built at Owen Sound in 1952. 42; 14 g.t. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Ministry of Lands and Forests, Ottawa. SB notes (July 2007): Mr. Lynn Golden of Tobermory (worked on Cottus for Min. of Fish. out of Tobermory) reports Cottus has been converted into a fishing tug and has been in Glenora, PEI for the last year. Lynn says she was a good boat, but rolled a fair bit with the wind.


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From Russel Brothers factory description

 

Clipping from Gerry Ouderkirk collection.

 

Clipping from Gerry Ouderkirk collection. Canadian Transportation Magazine, 1953.

 

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