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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Decelles [C.173253] registered at Montreal; Built at Owen Sound in 1941. 51'7 x 13'5 x 6'; 23 g.t.; 11 n.t.; 160 hp. Owned by The Canadian International Paper Co., Ltd., Montreal. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Decelles [C.173253] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1941. 52'; 23 g.t. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Cliff McKay, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.


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Image from company brochure Steelcraft Hydraulic Steering Gears. Caption reads: "50 foot Warping Tug Decelles equipped with Steelcraft Hydraulic Steering Gear."

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Photo from Company Brochure Circular 46A, Steelcraft Warping Tugs

 

JP notes: Decelles at Mercier dam base, Baskatong Reservoir, 1987
(note extensive attenna array).

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John Pomeroy notes: Baskatong Reservoir, 1987. Doug Gagnon notes (Jan. 2008): Decelles at Lacroix Depot at Baskatong, with two fully equipped Russel's . The first one (closest to Decelles.....bow at Decelles stern) is the Imelda M. the other one is the T.F. Whalen. Sad to say, T.F. Whalen was scrapped in the early 90's. Dan Stosic of Maniwaki had bought a bunch of Russel's when the drive stopped. He bought Basko ( donated to Municipality of Montcerf/Lytton) T.F Whalen, Bertrand, Faustina and Gyp. T.F. Whalen's engine was shot and because of this, couldn't find a buyer, she sat in his machine yard for a couple of years and was finally cut up and sold for scrap. So, in that pic of John's, from the top down, you've got Decelles, Imelda M, and T.F Whalen.

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RBF notes: Used as Pleasure Tug (Soo, ON July 2, 2004)

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Decelles on ice. 50 foot Russel tug rebuilt by DAN AND CLIFF MCKAY of
Sault Ste Marie, ON 2006-03-23. Photo by Robert B. Farrow.

tugfest.net: Uploaded by: tuggboatt [17-02-2006 21:52:01 EDT]

 

Scottish Thistle in front of Decelles, Soo ON, Aug. 2nd, 2002.

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Decelles alongside Mikayla, the former PPM 32. Photo by Ted Vince of the Soo, Aug. 2006.

 

Decelles
Photo by N. Schultheiss, boatnerd.com.

 

Decelles
Photo by N. Schultheiss, boatnerd.com.

 

Dan McKay's Decelles and Mikayla snowbound, 2006.

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