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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Siskin [C.198206] registered at Toronto; built at Owen Sound in 1955. 35'3 x 10' x 4'4; 11 g.t.; 7 n.t.; 165 hp. Owned by John B. Smith & Sons Ltd., Toronto. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Siskin [C.198206] registered at Toronto. Built at Owen Sound in 1955. 35'; 11 g.t. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by Avenor Inc., Montreal. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Municipalite Du Gatineau, Gracefield, Québec. RBF Notes: believed to be Hull 1087 on Display in Low, QC 2004.

 

John Pomeroy notes (Mar. 2018): "From left: Non-powered refueling barge, the H.D. Freeze, The E. Champagne, The Skimmer, The Cliff M., and, although unclear, likely The Siskin, and two winch boats, one of which would be the Nellie S."

 

JP notes: The Siskin ashore at the Chelsea Dam base, Cantley, QC May 1993.

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JP notes: BEACHED BUMS! Left to right: Siskin, H.D. Freeze, Skimmer
and Cliff M. ashore at Chelsea Dam base, Cantley, QC, spring 1993.

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JP notes: Siskin getting ready to pull herself in the water
above the Paugan Dam at Low, QC 1994.

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RBF notes: Siskin - On display (Low, QC Aug 20, 2004)

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Steve Briggs notes: "Siskin in Low QC, on the roadside, Aug. 2nd, 2006."

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Steve Briggs notes: "Siskin in Low QC, on the roadside, Aug. 2nd, 2006."

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OTHER PHOTOS 08/02/06
BOW ROLLER - NOTE 1087 NUMBER.

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WINCH GEAR, FROM CABIN, LOOKING FORWARD.

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CABIN INTERIOR.

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CABIN INTERIOR, LOOKING FORWARD.

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ENGINE LEFT SIDE, LOOKING FORWARD.

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ENGINE RIGHT SIDE, LOOKING FORWARD.

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Siskin, Low, Qc. Taken on January 14, 2007 by Will Simard.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-simpa/15672227458/

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Photos by Brenda Benoit, July 2017. Map to location by Rob Farrow.

 

Siskin Park in Low, Qc, is the start of the Véloroute des Draveurs bike path.
VÉLOROUTE DES DRAVEURS Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, Low à Messines (Québec), Canada

The Véloroute des Draveurs bike path is a part of the Trans Canada Trail, and spreads out on over 72 km starting in Siskin Park in Low, Qc. Once you approach the Municipalities of Blue Sea and Messines, you will be riding along the breathtaking Blue Sea Lake; many strategic rest-stops are featured along the way. In the summer the surface of 51 km is gravel-dust and 21 km from Messines to Gracefield were recently paved. In the winter, the trail is used for snowmobiling. MAP

 

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