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L. O. 2

Canadian List of Shipping 1945: L. 0. 2 [C.173228] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1940. The Canadian International Paper Co., Ltd., Montreal. Canadian List of Shipping 1956: L.O. 2 [C.173228] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1940. 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 tug L. O. 2 [C.173228] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1940. 25'; 4 g.t. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by William Anderson, Ottawa. Transport Canada List 2006: This vessel is suspended from registry in Canada. For further information contact the nearest ship registry office. Date of suspension: March 10, 2003. RBF Notes: L.O. 2 was apparently sunk in the Ottawa River near the Rideau Canal entrance.
DIVING ATTRACTION: In 1979 a group of divers called "The Santa Maria Society" lead by Frank Martin, recovered WINCH BOAT L.O. 2 from the Rideau Canal and moved her to Morrison’s Quarry near Wakefield, QC to be used in a dive site. A week later after the recovery, she was painted, unofficially renamed “Santa Maria” and sunk to her final resting site in 60’ of water where she remains as of 2006.
Video source: http://neptune.iro.umontreal.ca/ca/qc/videos/morrison-boat.avi
 
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All photos courtesy of http://speleocanada.smugmug.com/gallery/297991/2/11829614
For diving info see http://neptune.iro.umontreal.ca/ca/qc/carriere-morrison-en.html
and http://plongeemondiale.iQuébec.com/principa/mondial/1xcarriere_morrisson.html

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A Russel Diving Attraction

A hard working 26' winch boat now leads a life of leisure in a Québec quarry.

 
1979 salvage from the Rideau Canal entrance...
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One week later, about to enter Morrison's Quarry:
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The Ancaster, similar to the L.O. 2, in 1979. Presently outside the Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum.
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