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P. P. M. 31

Canadian List of Ships 1945: P. P. M. 31 [C.170552] built at Fort Frances, Ontario in 1937; Registered at Toronto. Owned by Abitibi Power & Paper Co. Ltd., Toronto. RBF Notes: Owned by Jeff Nelson of Thunder Bay, ON 2004. Jeff rebuilt her and installed engine from Dryden III. He unofficially named her W/T Marion Laura in 2003. Re-registered with Transport Canada on July 14, 2004: PPM 31 Ex- P.P.M. 31 [C.170552] registered at Thunder Bay, ON. Built by Russel Brothers Ltd., Fort Frances, ON in 1937. 12.04 m x 3.66 m x 1.52 m; 24.06 g.t.; 16.36 n.t. Owned Jeffrey Scott Nelson, 243 Balsam St., Thunder Bay, ON.

RBF notes: PPM 31 - Rebuilt and unofficially renamed WT Marion Laura,
re-registered 2005 as PPM 31 (Thunder Bay, ON Dec 8, 2001)

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1983 Nipigon Gazette article on the logging history and tugs of the Nipigon River. Mentions Russels Wabinosh, PPM 31, Outan, Purdom, Babikan.
article online source: http://images.ourontario.ca/Partners/Nipigon/NPL002290835pf_0009.pdf
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