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Mae Mac No. 2

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Mae Mac No. 2 [C.179145] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1948. 43'1 x 12' x 4' 9; 19 g.t.; 14 n.t.; 138 hp. Owned by the Great Lakes Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd., Fort William. Great Lakes Paper Co. Newsletter, Aug. - Sept. 1952 : Our Tugs - Tough and Tireless. Great Lakes Fleet Does Vital Work. Alligator Mae Mac II - Built 1948 by Russel Brothers, Owen Sound, of steel construction. 46 feet long, 12 foot beam with 135 h.p. Cummings engine, 3 drum winch carrying 1 mile of cable. Accommodation for crew of 4 men. Was used mostly at the mouth of Black Sturgeon River delivering wood to the tug Chris M. and helping to make up rafts for towing to Port Arthur. [See Empire Sandy clipping file for photocopied pic]. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Mae Mac No. 2 [C.179145] 43'; 19 g.t. Registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1948. Owned by the Great Lakes Pulp and Paper Co., Fort William, ON. RBF Notes: Was based at the Government Dock in Hurkett, ON. Captained by Ray Helget of Fort William, ON from mid 1950s until sold. Previous Captain Walter Bates. Sold 1965 and apparently trucked to Kenora, ON. Spotted in the late 1970s at Kenora, ON by Ray Helget. She was running under a different name. (info Stephanie Helget)

RBF notes: I found the attached photo in the June 1949 issue of the Great Laker Newsletter which was put out by the Great Lakes Paper Mill. All of their material is now in the Thunder Bay Museum.

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