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Registry #1 155246 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1929 Dominion I Name 5
Name 2 1979c Island Marl Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1929 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 66.8' x 18.9' x 9.1'
Builder Wingen, Hilmar T. & Anderson, John W. & Anderson Frederick Measurement (metric) 21.55m x 5.76m x 2.77m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 70.93 Type 1 Fishboat, seiner
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine 135bhp diesel engine (1929) Engine Manufacture Washington Ironworks, Seattle WA USA
Repower 100bhp engine Atlas Imperial Engine Works, Oakland CA (1938); 200hp engine (1944); Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1944 she was rebuilt at Tofino BC to 70.7' x 18.9' x 9.1' 96gt 51rt Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
In 1929-1931 she was owned by Dominion Packing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1935 she was owned by Butterfield Mackie & Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1933-1967 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1979-1980 she was owned by Marl Industries Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1986-1993 she was owned by British Columbia Packers Ltd., Richmond BC. In 2004-2013 she was owned by John A. Drake, Port Edward BC.
Fate Registry closed Date 2013-01-07
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Significance of Name
On October 2, 2010, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) received a report of a 120-foot vessel listing and possibly sinking in Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island. Environmental Response personnel from the CCG Victoria base investigated. They found the ex-fish-packing vessel Dominion I at anchor. It had been built in 1970 of steel construction and later converted to a pleasure craft. CCG contacted the owner of the Dominion I residing in Oregon, USA, who stated that he would be on-site within 10 days to determine what could be done with the vessel. the shipowner – who resides in the United States – arrived in Canada aboard a Mexican – flagged tug, Gaviota, and prepared the Dominion I for towing. On June 22, 2013, with the approval of Transport Canada, Ship Safety, the Mexican tug and Dominion I departed the Canadian jurisdiction.
Harbour & Shipping (Progress Publishing Co. Ltd.) Vol. 12 (1929); Canada List of Shipping;;
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