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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: La Croche [C.173234] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1940. 32'7 x 9'5 x 3'5: 7 g.t; 5 n.t; 50 hp. Owned by St. Maurice River Boom & Drivinq Co. Ltd, Trois Riviers, Québec. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug La Croche [C.173234] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1940. 33'; 7 g.t. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Raymond Lefebvre & Sons Ltd., Prouxville, Ouebec.

Delivery of La Croche by rail in 1941 to the STMRD. Arrival at Fitzpatrick, Qc., in 1941,
near La Tuque of 3 boats ordered by the STMRD from Owen Sound, On..
L to R: La Tuque, Bostonnais and La Croche.

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Québec City Aug. 25, 2003. Photo by Mac Mackay.

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La Croche and Coucoucache in 2006 in Québec City, QC.
source: http://www.lerapideblanc.com/rapide3.php

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Coucoucache (foreground) and La Croche, Québec City, May 20th 2006.

 

Cap de la Madeleine, 14 Aug. 2006. Photo by Mac Mackay.

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H. E. Graham and La Croche working in Grand-Mère.
Photo by Réjean Boisvert, Dec.13, 2006.

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From Mac Mackay's excellent Tugfax blog about Halifax boats WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
source: http://tugfaxblogspotcom.blogspot.ca/2011/07/russel-tugs-do-they-last-forever.html
Russel tugs - do they last forever?
Groupe Océan is by far the largest owner of Russel tugs, and has several in various states of repair at any given time. (The tug on the left is not a Russel). Second from left is H.E.Graham, built in 1964 - it appears to have had an engine fire. Third from left is Pascal D. ex Namekos, built in 1955. Far right is La Croche built in 1940. Quebec City July 6, 2011.
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