The Sinking and Recovery of the Classic Power Cruiser Seamee II

by John Buchanan 2017

Seamee II

The classic power cruiser Seamee II while she was still afloat. (Photo from the Tim Cyr collection. )

On March 4, 2017 the Seamee II sank at her berth after she started to take on water in the Cattermole Slough at Squamish BC. The Canadian Coast Guard organized a recovery operation which I photographed.

Seamee II

The Seamee II (Photo from the John Buchanan collection. )

Built at New Westminster in 1959 by Edward J.S. Dudley as the Fay she was later renamed as the Seamee II. 25’ x 9.2’ x 4.1’ wooden hull 6.7gt 5.89rt She was powered by a 105hp engine and later re-powered by a 240bhp gasoline engine. (From The Nauticapedia database)

Seamee II

The Seamee II (Photo from the John Buchanan collection. )

In 1959–1967 she was owned by Edward J.S. Dudley, Burnaby BC. In 1977 she was owned by Thomas Bjur (MO), Youbou BC. In 1979 she was owned by Joseph A. Carr, Victoria BC. In 2004–2010 she was owned by Michael King, Nanaimo BC. (From The Nauticapedia database)

Seamee II

The Seamee II (Photo from the John Buchanan collection. )

Seamee II

The Seamee II (Photo from the John Buchanan collection. )

There are a number of old vessels moored or berthed in the Squamish BC area of Howe Sound. My interest in the boats is both the environmental impact they present, and my love of history.



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Buchanan, John (2017) The Sinking and Recovery of the Classic Power Cruiser Seamee II. Nauticapedia.ca 2017. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Seamee_II.php

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