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Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel cargo vessel Manitou Island II [C 197593] registered at Owen Sound. Built at Owen Soun in 1956. 49; 45 g.t. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Ontario Northland Transportation Comm, North Bay, ON.

 

Manitou Island II In the 1960s it operated as a barge, but it was also used for moonlight excursions every Friday night during the summer. Photo by Chris Fry.
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Manitou Island II. Photos courtesy Susan Schrempf, Ontario Northland.
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Moosonee, Ont., May 2007. Photo courtesy Norm Meneray.

 

Moosonee, Ont., May 2007. Photo courtesy Norm Meneray.

 

Photo by Paul Lantz. Nov. 11, 2005, Moosonee.
source: http://www.lantz.ca/imagesMoosonee/2005_11/800mr_barge2005Nov11_MG_6862.jpg

 

Manitou Island II is still in operation today in Moosonee. It must have been purchased by Ontario Northland, indicated by its colour change.
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Photos by Paul Lantz. Sept. 27, 2006. Barge Manitou Island II at Charles Island.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-M8z8qWX

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. Nov. 9, 2007. Barge Manitou Island II returns to dock in Moosonee from Moose Factory, a Moosonee Transport barge used for coastal service in foreground. Barge Manitou Island II passes in front of Butler Island in the Moose River on its journey from Moose Factory Island to Moosonee.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-P6TNZpn

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. May 30, 2008. Barge Manitou Island II in front of Charles Island and on the Moose River.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-3HnXFVG

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. First photo: Aug. 14, 2008. Barge Manitou II in front of Butler Island as it travels from Moose Factory Island to Moosonee. 2nd and 3rd photos: June 12, 2008, Barge Manitou II carrying Brick (furniture store) delivery truck back to Moosonee from Moose Factory.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-r9Vw3v5

 

Photo by Paul Lantz. 2009 May 19th: Barge Manitou II docked at Moosonee. This barge travels back and forth between Moosonee and Moose Factory.
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Photo by Paul Lantz. Barge Manitou Island II heading to Moose Factory from Moosonee 2011 May 15th. Seen here in front of Butler Island, this barge is scheduled to be replaced by the new barge Niska I.
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Photos by Paul Lantz. June 2-3, 2011. Ontario Northland Transportation Commission barges Manitou Island II and Niska I next to a Moosonee Transportation Limited barge tied up on the Moose River at Moosonee, Ontario. Manitou II is the current barge for service between Moosonee and Moose Factory Island. It is to be replaced by the new barge Niska I. The Commission also operates the Ontario Northland Railway to Moosonee.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-MJ9ptfw

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. Ontario Northland barge Manitou II returning to Moosonee from Moose Factory 2011 June 8th. Butler Island in background.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-NRhvT6j

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. June 14, 2011. Ontario Northland barges Manitou II and its replacement Niska I at Moosonee with a Moosonee Transport Limited coastal barge in the background.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-8z6nggf

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. Sept. 2, 2011. Ontario Northland barge Manitou Island II on the Moose River returning to Moosonee from Moose Factory Island. Ontario Northland barge Manitou Island II on the Moose River 2011 August 18th.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-N5mfZrs

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. Sept. 10, 2011. Ontario Northland dock in Moosonee with barges Manitou Island II and its replacement Niska I along with two hospital boats.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-mJQGHgx

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. Nov., 2011. Ontario Northland barge Manitou Island II on the Moose River at Moosonee.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-WcK37P6

 

Photos by Paul Lantz. End of the season for Ontario Northland barge Manitou Island II 2011 November 17 as it is taken out of the water at Moosonee.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-DVqm757

 

Nov. 10, 2012. Photos by Paul Lantz. Retired barge Manitou Island II at Moosonee.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-xQF6GRX

 

Sept. 13, 2013. Photo by Paul Lantz. Red Cross representatives in front of old Ontario Northland barge Manitou Island II in Moosonee.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-F2dMh5z

 

Oct. 4, 2014. Photo by Paul Lantz. Old barge Manitou Island II stored in Moosonee.
source: http://www.paullantz.com/Boats/Moosonee-River-Traffic/i-F2dMh5z

 

MANITOU ISLAND II (O.N. 197593)

Ship

Official Number197593 Year Built1956
Ship NameMANITOU ISLAND II Year Rebuilt-
Former Name-Port of RegistryOWEN SOUND
IMO Number-Registry Date1990 04 12
  Certificate Expires2007 12 31

General Statistics

Vessel TypePASSENGER Gross Tonnage95.64 t
Net Tonnage77.70 tConstruction TypeCARVEL/FLUSH
Ship Length20.97 mConstruction MaterialSTEEL
Ship Breadth7.32 mShip Depth1.74 m
 
Tonnage determined by tabular method: No

Engine

Engine DescriptionDIESEL Number of Engines2
Propulsion TypeSELF-PROPELLED Speed (knots)8.0
Propulsion MethodTWIN SCREW Propulsion Power380
Unit of PowerBRAKE HORSEPOWER   

Builder

Builder NameRUSSEL-HIPWELL ENGINES LTD.
Address-
 OWEN SOUND
ProvinceONTARIO
CountryCANADA
Postal Code-

Owner(s)

Owner NameONTARIO NORTHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMM.
Address555 OAK ST. E
 NORTH BAY
ProvinceONTARIO
CountryCANADA
Postal CodeP1B 8L3
Number of Shares64

Authorized Representative

Authorized RepresentativeONTARIO NORTHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMM.
Address555 OAK ST. E
 NORTH BAY
ProvinceONTARIO
CountryCANADA
Postal CodeP1B 8L3

 

Model by Shaun Vary, Dec. 11, 2007.

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Model by Shaun Vary, May 11, 2009.

 

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