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Shaun Vary Notes: Steel fish tug Slo-Moe, Owned by Siddall Marine Services, Goderich, Ontario. Built by Russel. 45' x 11' Not registered. Transport Canada List 2003: Steel tug Slow Moe I [C.824505] registered at Goderich 2003/01/31. Built by Russel Bros., Owen Sound in 1949. Owned by Siddal Marine Services Ltd., Goderich. GAO Notes: See clipping file for pics. Transport Canada List of Ships 2005: Steel Special Purpose [C.824505] registered Goderich, ON January 31, 2003. Built Russel Brothers, Owen Sound, ON 1949. 12.73m x 3.58m x 1.18m; 12.34 g.t.; 9.26 n.t.; 112 hp. Owned Siddall Marine Services Ltd., 143 Warren St., Box 31, Goderich, ON, N7A 3Y5.

 

GAO notes: Great Lakes Fisherman Oct. 1985.



 

Shaun Vary notes: I took this photo of Sloe-Moe 1988 at Bayfield on Lake Huron. She still appeared as a fish tug, but was being used as a tug/workboat by this time. She was originally a Kingsville fish tug, but I don't know who owned her. She was fished by the Moody family, and later, Ed Siddall on Lake Huron. Ed then converted her to a workboat, and sometime in the '90's, to her present configuration as a tug.

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Slo Moe at Bayfield, Ontario Nov. 9, 2001
Photo by Gerry Ouderkirk, boatnerd.com.

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Slo Moe, Bayfield, Jan. 22, 2002. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

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Slo Moe, Bayfield, Jan. 22, 2002. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.

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RBF notes: Former Fish Tug (Bayfield, ON April 4, 2004)

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David MacAdam notes (Aug. 30 2009): "I acquired the tug Slo Moe from Ed Siddal’s son Brian. Ed passed away a few years ago. (2006 I believe). My first recollection of this boat was when she first arrived in Goderich as a fish tug. (I was employed with my father as a teen at MacDonald Marine Tug Service at the time, mid to late 70’s). At that time she was owned and operated by Jim Sovie. Jim Sovie then sold the business to Ron Moody. The boat then was acquired by Ed Siddal. I am not certain and we will have to clarify this but I think the number welded on the hull is 726. This is not listed in the hull index. I do see Hull 724 and have noted that this too was a “standard fish tug”. The registry change over is in the works."

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