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Velma Linda

Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel passenger vessel Velma Linda [C.188408] registered at Port Arthur, Ontario. Built at Owen Sound in 1959. 47'; 30 g.t. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by Sandy Coveyduck, Orient Bay, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2002: Steel passenger vessel Velma Linda [C.188408] registered at Port Arthur, Ontario 1960/08/02. Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. in 1959. Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.8 x 1.2m; 29.83 g.t.; 21.85 n.t. Single screw, diesel engine 120 hp. Owned by Sandy Coveyduck, Orient Bay, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Sandy Coveyduck, Dundas, Ontario. GAO Notes: See clipping file for pics. RBF Notes: Sandy Coveyduck worked for Russel-Hipwell in Owen Sound, ON. During that time he built the Hull of Velma Linda on his own and had it shipped up to Orient Bay by Rail. Because he used Russel-Hipwell design to build the hull, he had to register it as Russel-Hipwell built.

RBF notes: Hull built by Russel Employee and shipped by rail to Orient Bay, where the cabin was built. Orient Bay ON, May 5th, 2002.

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RBF notes: Velma Linda, Orient Bay, April 25th, 2006.

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