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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: D. & C. [C.190435] registered at owen Sound; built at owen Sound in 1950. 47 x 12 x 4; 13 g.t.; 9 n.t.; 165 hp. Owned by David A. Drever, (M.O.) Collingwood, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Frances Nadjiwon & Allison Pedoniquotte, Wiarton, Ontario.

 

D & C has been twice unlucky. Robert B. Farrow provides 5 clippings from her 1957 grounding when her crew spent 30 hours on a rock in a Thunder Bay snowstorm. RBF notes: Way back when I was shipwreck hunting and researching, the D & C came up as a possible wreck site. I researched it and found that it had survived. The following is from "The News-Chronicle" and "Fort William Daily Times-Journal". Pretty neat also that the (Russel built) John C. was in the rescue.

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Crew of Four Near Nipigon In Rescue Ship The News-Chronicle 11/20/57 Four men reported stranded on a bleak and gale-lashed island about 100 miles east of Port Arthur...

Tug Found - Crew Saved Fort William Daily Times-Journal 11/20/57 Marooned for nearly 30 hours on a bleak, storm-swept rock in Lake Superior, a Fort William skipper...

Seamen Tell of Ordeal Fort William Daily Times-Journal 11/20/57 Four weary and wind-burned men peered through coated portholes Wednesday afternoon...

Tug Found - Crew Saved Fort William Daily Times-Journal 11/20/57 Marooned for nearly 30 hours on a bleak, storm-swept rock...

3 Local men Shipwrecked in Lake Superior Fred Landon Scrapbook 11/21/57 GAO Collection. Collingwood newspaper. Tugboat saves men marooned on lonely rock...

 

RBF notes: D & C at Howdenvale, On. Oct. 16, 1996.
Photo originally from Gerry Ouderkirk.

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SV notes: D & C at Howdenvale, On. after her fire. As far as I know, she was reconditioned and put back into service.

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Gerry Ouderkirk Collection

 

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D & C at Southampton, On. March 5, 2003. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

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D & C at Southampton, On. March 5, 2003. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

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From the Owen Sound SunTimes:

 

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