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Johnny B. / Garden City
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Steel diesel tug Johnny B. 1956 - 1989 [C.186714] built by Russel Bros. at Owen Sound and launched as; rebuilt in 1957 at Lake Athabaska, Sask.; 96'; 149 g.t.; owned and operated by McNamara Corp. Ltd. Later rebuilt as an excursion vessel and renamed b) Garden City 1989 - 19--. Acquired by McKiel Marine, Hamilton in 1983. Went to the east coast in 1994. Renamed c) Harbour Princess I operating out of Port Dover, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Operated by Harbour Princess Cruises, Port Dover. Harbour Princess: Ex Garden City, ex- Johnny B. - Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by a numbered company and operated by Harbour Princess Cruises, Port Dover, Ontario.

Johnny B. pushing another Russel craft, the 150' scow Gunnar 152. Johnny B. later became the Garden City and then the Harbour Princess No. 1.

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Johnny B., Argue Martin and Glenside in hamilton, Dec. 1993. Photo by Jim Steele.

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Johnny B., Lac Vancouver and Argue Martin in Port Colborne. Photo by Fred Addis.

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Toronto Star, Wed., May 19th, 1993. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

 

Macassa Bay and Garden City, Hamilton, Feb. 2, 1994.

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Garden City Aug. 12th, 1997, Montreal. Photo by Rene Beauchamp.

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Garden City Aug. 17th, 1997, Toronto. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

Click for 1989 Garden City Welland Canal cruise brochure

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For sale, Feb. 3, 1998. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

 

Harbour Princess Cruises brochure. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.
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Harbour Princess I, Port Dover, Dec. 20, 2001. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

Harbour Princess Cruises ad from Port Colborne Canal Days, August 2003

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RBF notes: Tourboat. (Port Dover, ON April 4, 2004)
Harbour Princess Cruises Flyer, Port Dover.

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Harbour Princess I in Port Dover c. 2005. Photo by Rod Morrison.

 

Hamilton Harbour Queen in 2006. Roger Chapman photo. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

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Photos from Shipspotting.com (downloaded May 2017)
http://www.shipspotting.com/ships/ship.php?imo=5174662

Nov. 22, 2004. In lay up at Hamilton, ON. Also appears to be in the process of either a name change or a paint job. Photo by Matt Ruscher.
May 13, 2005. Getting prepared for the upcoming season in Hamilton,ON, 5-13-05. Photo by Matt Ruscher.
Nov. 13, 2005. Bow view of the HAMILTON HARBOUR QUEEN ( ex. johnny b., garden city, harbour princess) while dock at a marina in Hamilton harbor. Photo by Michel Gosselin.
Nov. 13, 2005. Bow view of the HAMILTON HARBOUR QUEEN ( ex. johnny b., garden city, harbour princess) while dock at a marina in Hamilton harbor. Photo by Michel Gosselin.
June 4, 2006. HAMILTON HARBOUR QUEEN is in the middle of a tour of hamilton harbour. Photo by Michel Gosselin.
July 8, 2007. HAMILTON HARBOUR QUEEN(Ex. JOHNNY B., GARDEN CITY & HARBOUR PRINCESS)is tied up at her dock in Hamilton, ON, as seen from her fleetmate HAMILTONIAN. she's owned by the Hamilton Waterfront trust of Hamilton. Photo by Michel Gosselin.
Oct. 22, 2015. HAMILTON HARBOUR QUEEN - 23 October 2015 - Photographed while she was lying alongside her dock at the former pier 8 in the harbour at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is formerly the tug JOHNNY B and GARDEN CITY. Photo by Jeff Cameron.
Oct. 22, 2015. HAMILTON HARBOUR QUEEN - 23 October 2015 - Photographed while she was lying alongside her dock at the former pier 8 in the harbour at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is formerly the tug JOHNNY B and GARDEN CITY. Photo by Jeff Cameron.

 

June 25, 2017. Nice tour on the Hamilton Harbour Queen. Photos by George Lee.

 

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