|Photographer:||Hubert Desgagnés [View profile]||Title:||FERMONT||Added:||Dec 07, 2010|
|Captured:||July 01, 1986||IMO:||5117925||Hits:||1,961|
||Wrecks & Relics|
|Original name:Empire Fathom
GT 411 L.142 B.27
built by H. Scarr Ltd, Hessle, nr Hull.
Laid down as CHANT 49 and renamed Fabric 49 before launch. Launched in December 1944 as Empire Fathom and completed in January 1945.
1946 FOSDYKE TRADER, B.W.Steamship, Tug & Lighter Co, Craggs & Jenkin Ltd, Hull.
1961 FORT CARILLON, Jean Paul Desgagnes, St Joseph de la Rive,Quebec
1972 JANOLYNE, Laurent Tremblay, Ile aux-Coudres, Quebec.
1975 FERMONT, J.P.Benoit & G.Tremblay, Quebec Operated under the management of Transport Maritime Harvey Ltee, Quebec.
1978 Laid up.
1987 Reported sold for use as floating restaurant but remained beached at Petite Rivière Saint François, Québec.
1992 Sold to US owner from Texas but was forced to unload her cargo in Sorel by ship safety inspector due to poor hull condition.
The vessel’s owner decided to proceed in light condition toward Texas but was arrested for non respect of her cargo contract and non respect of Canadian Coast Guard reporting procedures for commercial vessels. The owner modified her registry as a yacht and departed Québec city bnd USA. While in transit, she was anchored due to a gale, near Seal Island, Nova Scotia, but she had to be beached in an attempt to prevent her to be pushed on the rocky shore when the anchor chain give away. Fortunately, the hull was punctured and she was declared a total loss. Parts of the wreck were still visible in 2010.
Le Fermont échoué à Petite Riviere Saint François. On pensait bien que c\\\'était pour son dernier repos, mais il lui restait une dernière saga à vivre en 1992!!! Les restes de l\\\'épave se trouvent sur une plage de Seal Island, près de Yarmouth, NS.