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Melba Croft Notes from Particulars of Canadian War Vessels Building & Projected: Glendower [C.N.452] launched 19/5/1943. Owen Sound Daily Sun-Times, June 19, 1943, p.1 :Launch of the Glendower by Russel Bros. Details and pic. Canadian Transportation, September 1947, page 533: W.A.C. Sales of Surplus Ships: 3 tugs Glendower, Roseville, Auburnville - Marine Industries Ltd., Montreal, Que. Canadian List of Shipping 1956: E. A. Rockett [C.177427] registered at Halifax; built at Owen Sound in 1945. 73'1 x 20'1 x 7'6; 97 g.t.; 32 n.t.; 400 hp. Owned by New Brunswick international Paper Co., Montreal. Formerly W. A. C. 4. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug [C.177427] registered at Halifax. Built at Owen Sound and launched as a] W. A. C. No. 1945 – 1946. She measures 73'; 97 g.t. Renamed b] E. A. Rockett 1946 - 1976. Acquired by McKiel-Marine, Ltd. and renamed c] Paul E. No. 1 1976 – 19---. In commission. See clipping file for pic. Ownership changes: Canadian Government (1944 - 1945), New Brunswick International Paper Co., Ltd. Montreal, P.Q. Canada (1946- 1976), Allied Tug & Barge Services, Ltd. Windsor, Ont. Canada (1976- 1981), M.B.L. International Contractors, Inc., Windsor, Ont. Canada (1981- 1983), LeBrun Constructors, Ltd., Thunder Bay, Ont. Canada (1983 - ).

GAO notes: As you probably know, PAUL E. No. 1 was sold off lakes in June 2007.

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Owen Sound Daily Sun-Times, June 19, 1943, p.1

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Owen Sound Daily Sun-Times, June 19, 1943, p.1

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Canadian Transportation Sept. 1943
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Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Photo source http://ul.bgsu.edu/cgi-bin/xvsl2.cgi Item 007366

 

April 14, 2017 René Beauchamp comments: E.A.ROCKETT at Dalhousie in 1970
in the livery of New Brunswick International Paper Co.

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April 14, 2017 René Beauchamp comments: E.A.ROCKETT at Windsor, Sept. 1975. She was being painted in the Allied Tug & Barge Service livery and the new name Paul E. No. 1 was applied not long after.

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Working for Allied Tug & Barge. Photo courtesy Gerry Ouderkirk.

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The tug Paul E. No. 1 is seen in this photograph transiting downbound in the Welland Canal during the morning hours of April 20th, 1993. At the time it was taken she was sailing northbound in the canal below lock 1 destined for Hamilton Ontario, the home port of McKeil Marine Ltd., her owners.
Photo source http://www.wellandcanal.ca/shiparc/tugs/paule/paule.htm

 

Toronto, 1994. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

 

Sarnia, Nov. 6, 1995. Photo courtesy Gerry Ouderkirk.

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The tug Carrol C 1 is seen in this photograph towing the spud barge Henry T and the tugs Paul E. No. 1 with Lac Vancouver upbound in the Welland Canal during the evening hours of August 11th, 2001. They were enroute from Hamilton to Alanburg on the Welland Canal to assist in the salvage of Windoc.
Photo source http://www.wellandcanal.ca/shiparc/nmpat/windocwreck/salvage03.htm

 

Mike Nicholls Photos from Boatnerd, top dated July 17, bottom Dec. 19th, 2001.

 

In Detroit by Mike Nicholls 9/06 & 07/04, 2004. McKeil tug Paul E No.1 turning into her dock at Morterm
after completing her ferry service between Windsor and Detroit.

boatnerd source: http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbs/newsthumbs_033.htm

 

McKeil tug Paul E No.1 and barge Lac St. Jean at their Delray Dock.
Detroit River Traffic by Mike Nicholls 9/10 & 11/04, 2004.

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4/11/06 - Canadian Provider Delivered to Port Weller Drydock - Al Howard Canadian Provider entered Lock 1 at 4:30 p.m. and was in drydock by 6:30 p.m. The tugs Vigilant , Progress, and Paul E.No.1 departed soon after.
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June 2007...Departing the lakes by way of the New York State Barge Canal.
source unknown, via boatnerd.com. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

 

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