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Canadian List of Shipping. 1956: Jourdan [C.175371] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1944. 25' x 7'5 x 2'9; 4 g.t.; 2 n.t.; 20 hp. Owned by The Canadian International Paper Co., Ltd., Montreal. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel workboat Jourdan [C.175371] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1944. 25'. 4 g.t. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by La Corporation Municipal Du Canton D-Aumond, Ste. Famille D-Aumond, Québec.

July 22, 2005. Ste. Famille D'Aumond, Québec. Steve Briggs Collection.
In order to photograph this aspect, I had to stitch two shots together, as a large tree prevented me getting sufficient distance.

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Unbelievably, the plaque outside the boat has misspelled its name in BOTH official languages!
She was a C.I.P. boat used on Ottawa and Baskatong Lakes. Repainted in 2001, her motor was still functional. She sits outside an old mill alongside several other pieces of obsolete machinery.
Photos by Steve Briggs, July 22, 2005. Ste. Famille D'Aumond, Québec.
Unbelievably, the plaque outside the boat has misspelled its name in BOTH official languages! And on at least two registered lists she is quoted at 25 feet long, not 23.
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It's hard to say how long the internals have been exposed to the weather, but they do seem to be all original and intact, if a little rusty.
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Looking through the open starboard side window, over the engine, to the port side mounted steering gear.
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