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Pilot II

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Pilot II [C.177559] registered at Ottawa; built at Owen Sound in 1947. 56'5 x 15'l x 7'5; 51 g.t.; 40 n.t.; 260 hp. Owned by The Minister of Transport, Ottawa. Russel brochure, Design 319 - To service the “aids to navigation” on the Great Slave Lake and the Mackenzie River, the Pilot II was shipped in sections 2,250 miles to Waterways. Special twin tunnel drives allow operation in 4' of water. Hold capacity 10 tons. Accommodation for four. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel yacht Pilot II [C.177559] registered at Ottawa. Built at Owen Sound in 1947. 57'; 51 g.t. Canadian List of Shipping 1994 - 95: Steel workboat Pilot II [C.177559] registered at Ottawa. Built at Owen Sound in 1947. Rebuilt in 1971 to 70'; 68 g.t. 20 n.t. Owned by Arctic Offshore Ltd., Hay River, N. W. T. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by Arctic Offshore Ltd., Hay River, N. W. T. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Arctic Offshore Ltd., Hay River, N. W. T.

With an unusually shallow draft of 42" fully loaded, The Pilot II's twin tunnels made it very efficient
for work in Great Slave Lake and the upper reaches of the Mackenzie River.


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From Russel company brochure: WORKBOATS AND LAUNCHES.
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