The Restored Power Cruiser Katie Mack

by Hugh Harwood 2017

Katie Mack

The Katie Mack (Photo from the Hugh Harwood collection. )

In 2016 I purchased the classic power cruiser which had been built in 1932 in Vancouver BC as the Hoaloha. She was built by J.D. McGregor (a machinist) & W.L. McGregor (an engineer). She was 46.0' x 11.2' x 4.9' with a wood hull, 20gt and 17.22rt. She was originally powered by a 3hp gasoline Lycoming engine. In 1951 she was repowered by a Gray Marine 6-71 (which was re-built 2008).

Marbob

Marbob (Photo from the Hugh Harwood collection. )

as the Hoaloha, over the years she had a number of name changes. She was renamed as Marbob (1943), as the Eliza, as Wild Rose (1996), and then as Katie Mack (2005).

Marbob

Marbob (Photo from the Hugh Harwood collection. )

In 1932–1936 she was owned by John Dawson McGregor and William Logie McGregor, Vancouver BC. In 1936 she was owned by Winnifred May Gouge, Drumheller AB. In 1937–1943 she was owned by owned by Mrs. Wilson Genge (the wife of mine manager Wilson Gouge), Drumheller AB. (In 1943 her register was transferred to the USA). In 1943–1949 she was owned by Wesley B. McDonald, Seattle WA USA. In 1949–1979 she was owned by Wesley B. McDonald, Olympia WA USA. (Ownership data 1979–1996 missing.) In 1996–2002 she was owned by Michael E. Baher & Cheryl L. Baher, Seattle WA USA. In 2004–2011 she was owned by John L. McCarley and Jill McJury, Tacoma WA USA. In 2012–2013 she was owned by John L. McCarley, Tacoma WA USA. In 2013–2016 she was owned by Hugh & Pamela Harwood, Cumberland ME USA. In 2016–2017 she was owned by Hugh F. Harwood, Southwest Harbour ME USA.



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Harwood, Hugh (2017) The Restored Power Cruiser Katie Mack. Nauticapedia.ca 2017. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Hoaloha.php

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