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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Goki [C.172206] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1940. 49'3 x 12'8 x 6'2; 24 g.t.; 16 n.t.; 250 hp. Owned by Abitibi Power & Paper Co. Ltd., Iroquois Falls, Ontario. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Goki [C.172206] registered at Port Arthur. Built at Owen Sound in 1940. 49'; 24 g.t. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Purvis Marine Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. See also Kam clipping file for pic. RBF Notes: Hull 358.


This small tug was built in 1940 by Russel Brothers Limited of Owen Sound as Goki for the Abitibi Power and Paper Company. In 1973 she was sold to Captain Leith Davis. A.B. McLean & Sons acquired the Goki in 1975. In 1994, she was purchased by Purvis Marine of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.


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  This stamp and information was on the back of the Goki photo above, in the Fort Frances Museum Collection.

 

Photo from Company Brochure Circular 46A, Steelcraft Warping Tugs

 


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Goki in Nipigon Straits. Summer 1948.
Courtesy Nipigon Museum blog, Wed. Jan. 2 2013.

source: http://nipigonmuseumtheblog.blogspot.ca/2013/01/?m=1

 

GAO notes: George Renton Photo.

 

Goki in Nipigon, early 50's, my uncle Russel Spooner standing in front of wheelhouse. Photos courtesy Maurice Spooner. April 5th, 2018, Ginny Flett comments: "I remember Russell Spooner. My dad was a logman on the Goki with him in the early 60's. My father died in 1977. My older brothers George and Don both worked on the Goki." Maurice Spooner adds "Graham Hurley was also Captain on the Goki in the early 60's. Also, John Hodgson was with Graham up there for awhile as raftsman."

 

GAO notes: 1978 at the Soo. Photo from Capt. Buck Longhurst Collection.

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RBF notes: Sitting in Purvis scrapyard, for sale. (Soo, ON April 2, 2004)

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Purvis scrapyard. Photos from Scruton Marine.

 

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