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Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel Alligator Onaman [C.170555] registered at Port Arthur. Built at Owen Sound in 1938. 42'; 18 g.t. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by Chalmers Hudson, Nipigon, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Chalmers Hudson, Nipigon, Ontario. RBF Notes: Sitting on Thunder Bay Harbour Improvements property near Mary Firchuk in Thunder Bay, ON for 2003/2004 seasons.

RBF notes: Onaman - Sitting ashore for last three years
(Thunder Bay, ON June 8, 2004)

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Dan McKay photos. Thunder Bay, ON, c. 2005. Click to enlarge to 600 pixels.

 

RBF notes: Thunder Bay, ON, May 7th, 2006

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SB notes: Thunder Bay, ON, Sept. 4th, 2006. Onaman seen from the
deck of the Mary Firchuk (ex - Mossey).

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SB notes: Thunder Bay, ON, Sept. 4th, 2006.

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SB notes: Thunder Bay, ON, Sept. 4th, 2006. Cabin.

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SB notes: Thunder Bay, ON, Sept. 4th, 2006. Stern view of cabin.

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RBF notes: Thunder Bay, ON, July 28th, 2007. They moved the Onaman and Mossey to the other side of the TBHI yard alongside the fence. I gather that the portion of property they were sitting on was sold. Doesn't seem that any work is being done or has been done on either boat in the last few years.

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(Mar. 23, 2017): ABITIBI MARINE INDUSTRIES BASE, ORIENT BAY c. 1938. These photos show what is most likely the Onaman very soon after being delivered to Orient Bay. Click to enlarge. Source: http://nipigonmuseumtheblog.blogspot.ca/2012_12_01_archive.html

 

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