The Dog Star: Vintage Vessel

by Rick Waddell 2017

Dog Star

The Dog Star in 1952 (Photo from the Rick Waddell collection.)

In 1952 the Dog Star was built at Tofino BC by Tofino Marine Service Ltd. 13.02m x 4.05m x 1.95m (42.7’ x 13.3’ x 6.4’) wooden hull 24.13gt 11.8rt She was originally powered by a 550hp engine and later re-powered by a 340bhp diesel engine.

Dog Star

The Dog Star in 1952 (Photo from the Rick Waddell collection.)

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The Dog Star berthed in front of what appears to be Gary Urton’s place on Hudson Island in the 1980s or 1990s.(Photo from the Nauticapedia collection.)

In 1952–1977 she was owned by Buckley Bay Towing Ltd., Nanaimo BC. In 1977–1985 she was owned by E & M Logging Ltd., Victoria BC. In 1985–2012 she was owned by Kenneth Urton, Chemainus BC. In 2013–2017 she was owned by Richard Waddell & Angela Beltane, Duncan BC.

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The Dog Star at Genoa Bay in 2017 (Photo from the Rick Waddell collection.)



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