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Warper No. 1 / Nellie Ted Purvis

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Warper No. 1 [C.173245] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1941. 28'1 x 8' 5 x 3'6; 5 g.t.; 3 n.t.; 35 hp. Owned by Ontario Paper Co. Ltd., Thorold, Ontario. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Warper No. 1 [C.173245] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1941. 28'; 5 g.t. Canadian List of Shipping 1994 - 95: Steel tug other [TGO] Nellie Ted Purvis [C.173245] Built at Owen Sound in 1941. 28'; 5 g.t. Owned by: The Ontario Paper Co., Thorold, Ont. Canada (1941- 1968), Paul D. Lecours, Marathon, Ont. Canada (1968- 1979), Morley E. Purvis, 37 Grace St., Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Canada (1979 - )

SB notes: Despite the registry information, it is obvious
the winch boat named Warper No. 1 from the factory photo
is a different hull than the Nellie Ted Purvis/Warp #1.


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RBF notes: Photographer unknown. Same boat as Nellie Ted Purvis with the name Warp #1 on it. The only modifications done were the higher gunnel and pilothouse added. Same size, year built. Bowling Green also has it listed as former Warper No. 1. Robert B. Farrow Collection (I bought the photo from a guy whose name I can't remember.)

 

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Photo source http://ul.bgsu.edu/cgi-bin/xvsl2.cgi Item 007455

 

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