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Merrie Ellen

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Registry #1 150931 Registry #2 1198993 Registry #3
IMO# MMSI# VRN#
 
Name 1 1922 T.G.H. Name 5 2007 Merrie Ellen
Name 2 1927 R.F.M. Name 6
Name 3 2000c Francis Lynn II Name 7
Name 4 2005 Brora Thor Name 8
 
Year Built 1922 Place Vancouver Area BC Country Canada
 
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 75.9' x 19.8' x 12.4'
Builder Beach Avenue Shipyard (Arthur Moscrop) Measurement (metric) 23.1m x 6m x 3m
Hull Wood Displacement
Gross Tonnage 96.47 Type 1 Tug
Registered Tonnage 64.04 Type 2 Passenger Vessel
Engine 33hp 3-cylinder Triple expansion surface condensing Steam engine Engine Manufacture W. Beardmore & Company, Coatbridge UK
Repower 300hp engine (1945); 300bhp Imperial engine (1968); 90bhp CAT diesel engine (1988c) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds In 1988 she was rebuilt as a schooner. Call Sign CJO (1927); VGWY
Pendant  # V064A Masters Captain H. Jones (1927)
 
Owner(s)
In 1922-1958 she was owned by Marpole Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1960-1961 she was owned by Evans Coleman & Evans, Vancouver BC. In 1962 she was owned by Bert Booth, Port Coquitlam BC. In 1965-1968 she was owned by George W. O'Brien, New Westminster BC. In 1968 she was owned by Ante Bakica, Vancouver BC. In 1969 she was owned by Lady Valentine Charters, Vancouver BC. In 1976-1979 she was owned by Wayne M. Pinkeston (MO), Vancouver BC. In 1982-1999 she was owned by Brian W. Holshoe, New Westminster BC and registered at Vancouver BC. In 2000 she was owned by Ralph I. Higgins, Cowichan Bay BC. In 2005 she was owned by Curtis Forsyth, Lac La Hache BC. In 2007-2017 she was owned by John & Jill Holbert, Brinnin WA USA.
 
Fate Afloat in 2017 Date
 
Named Features
Significance of Name
 
Anecdotes
Her boiler was built by Vulcan Iron Works Ltd., Vancouver BC. She was photographed at Westview Bc in 2017 by Derek Poole. Her Canadian Registry was closed 2007-03-14.
 
References
Canada List of Shipping; http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/pls/webpls/cgv_pkg.vessel_name_list;
Last update
2017-05-29

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