Friday, 7 December 2012


Freight-Passenger-Commercial Fishing Vessels of Lake Nipigon

As remembered by Adolph King, Rossport, Ontario, 1974

From Nipigon Museum Archives

An open-deck fishing tug named "Sea Gull" which was railroaded from Lake Erie, Ontario, arrived in 1917 at Lake Nipigon.

It was 53 feet in length, with a steeple compound engine giving 8 nominal horsepower.

This tug went out of service in 1928 and the machinery sold to scrap dealers.

It was operated as a fishing tug while on Lake Nipigon by a Toronto firm, "The White Fish Co.".

Extra Information from Peter Sturdy:  Sea Gull built in Goderich in 1890

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