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Curtiss Clipper

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Curtis [sic] Clipper [C.192673] registered at Chatham, Ontario; built at Owen Sound in 1938. 48 x 12 2 x 3 6; 10 g.t.; 9 n.t.; 110 hp. Owned by Ray Moody, R. R. 3, Wheatley, Ontario. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel fishing tug Curtis [sic] Clipper [C.192673] registered at Chatham, Ontario. Built at Owen Sound in 1938 . 48; 10 g.t. Owned by Nyle Moody, Kingsville, Ontario. Shaun Vary Notes: Curtiss Clipper is listed wrong in the Canadian List of Shipping. Curtiss has two ss. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by 477538 Ontario Limited, Kingsville, Ontario.

Photo Date: 1973/04/06
Photo and tables below courtesy Great Lakes Vessels Index, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes,
Bowling Green State University


Ownership Changes
First registered sometime between 1951-1958, to Ray Moody.
Owner Name Date Registry Official #
Ray Moody
Wheatley,  Ont.  Canada 
- 1961 CANADA 192673 
Nyle Moody
Kingsville,  Ont.  Canada 
1961 CANADA 192673 


Shaun Vary notes: Here is a photo I took of "Curtiss Clipper". She was last fished by the Royka family, of Kingsville. She was then either sold or donated to the Kingsville Legion for display purposes. She was not restored, and ended up being scrapped approximately 2000. This is the last photo I got of her before her demise. It was taken about 1999.

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