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|Nil Bouchard /|
[C.176562] Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Westdome Gold Mines Inc., Val-d’or, Québec. Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Nil Bouchard [C.176562] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 38'7 x 11'6 x 4'3; 15 g.t.; 10 n.t.; 90 hp. Owned by Anticosti Shipping Co., Montreal. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Nil Bouchard [C.176562] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1946. 39'; 15 g.t. Transport Canada List 2002: Steel tug Jos Denoncourt [C.176562] ex- Nil Bouchard. Owned Wesdome Gold Mines Inc., Val-D’or, QC.
Yves Cloutier notes: Arrival at Grandes Piles, Qc. on Nov. 10, 1989, of the Nil Bouchard acquired from Consolidated Bathurst in La Baie, Qc.
In 1990, the Boat was renamed Joe Denoncourt.
Yves Cloutier notes: The Joe Denoncourt pulling a boom on October 16, 1996,
in front of Grandes Piles, Qc.
Yves Cloutier notes: The Joe Denoncourt photographed at Grandes Piles in 1998, in black and white.... Denoncourt is in front of an unknown boat, probably a Russel, the Nikauba and The Piles far behind.
(Manager, Geographic Branches
ACDI / CIDA
200, promenade du Portage
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0G4) notes:
worked as a summer student with the Compagnie de Flottage du St-Maurice
from approx 1882/83 to 1987. It's nice to see photos of many of the boats I
worked on in La Tuque, Grandes-Piles and Shawinigan.
The little boat between the Jos Denoncourt and
the Nikauba is the Hope. I spent many hours on her chugging up and down the
river. Captain when I was there was Clément Gélinas, and his son worked
with us too.
Jos. Denoncourt, taken in Miramichi, NB, mid-August 2017. Photo courtesy Francis Dextraze of Constructions ConCreate Ltée. Francis comments: "I bought it this spring and put it back to work. I also have the Anglo Beaver in my yard, a winter project."
Jos. Denoncourt beside Anglo Beaver, summer 2017.
Photo courtesy Francis Dextraze of Constructions ConCreate ltée.
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