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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Lacalong [C.171067] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1939. 47'5 x 12'7 x 5'7; 22 g.t.; 12 n.t.; 99 hp. Owned by Long Lac Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd., Toronto. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Lacalong [C.171067] registered at Port Arthur, Ontario. Built at Owen Sound in 1939. 48'; 22 g.t. Owned by Kimberly - Clark Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd. Bill Breaker Notes: Lacalong [C.171067] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1939. 50' x 12'7 x 5'7; 22 g.t.; 12 n.t.; 99 bhp. Owned by Pulpwood Supply Co. Ltd., Longlac, Ontario. Owned in 1966 by Kimberley Clark Pulp & Paper Co, Ltd. Owned in 1980 by Canadian International Paper Co. Ltd. Owned 1983 - 1988 by C.I.P. Inc., Montreal. Owned in 1992 by Canadian Pacific Forest Products, Montreal. Registry changed from Port Arthur to Thunder Bay. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by J. A. White and Assoc. Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by J. A. White and Assoc. Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario.


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Top going on in Longlac. 1939.

 

Lacalong in Longlac. Don Loponen's mother on the bow c. 1939.

 

 

Lacalong and a winchboat behind it. Longlac.

 

From the Company Brochure
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A 50 footer hull just off the rails in Longlac Ontario...
Lacalong (1939) or Tugalong (1940)? Photo from Don Loponen

 

Lacalong and Tugalong, Longlac, Ont., photo courtesy Don Loponen. Longlac, 1970's maybe. You'll notice the houseboat pulled up on the shore. That was a scow with a bunkhouse on it for the "sweep" crew who worked their way along the shoreline down the lake every summer gathering up stray logs. The logs piled in the background was the stockpile for the slasher. Saw logs went to the sawmill and the rest went into the lake.

 

Dan McKay notes (April 6, 2008): The tug boat "Lacalong" built in 1939 by Russel Brothers, 47ft, powered by CAT D343 turbo @ aprox 375hp, Jan. 15, 2008, Lac Ste Marie, Quebec, on the Gatineau river. I purchased it about a month ago and plan on moving it to Sault Ste Marie in about a year, it will be heavily modified for racing purposes,and painted yellow...The Lacalong is a sister ship to the Decelles.
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Jan. 31, 2009: More Lacalong photos from Dan McKay, the leftmost from 1993,
the rest from the summer of 2008 at Lac Ste Marie, Quebec, on the Gatineau river.
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Lacalong hull, fall 2016, photo courtesy Dan McKay.

 

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