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Photographer:Lanaud [View profile]Title:LAC COMOAdded:Sep 15, 2006
Photo Category: Great Lakes (Tugs & Barges)
McKeil tug with no name but sure looks like the Lac Como repainted to McKeil colours, in Montreal-East, Aug 28 2006
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immen on Sep 15, 2006 15:12 (11 years ago)
Ex: 1944 TANAC 28, 1951 HALIFAX, 1956 LAC COMO
Registered: (GBR)ON 169969
67 GRT,
Hull: steel,
Machinery: 1 scr, diesel 2tew 6cyl Vivian, 240bhp, sp 9kn
Re-engined 1968 diesel, 535bhp
Re-engined 1993 2x diesel 12cyl GM Detroit, 818bhp,
Speed: 11kn

1943: Built by "Canadian Bridge Co" at Walkerville/Ojibwa (CAN) (ordered 10/1943)
1944: Completed, time chartered to the UK MOWT(GBR flag, regd London, ON 169969, c/s MCTR)
1944 -28/08: Allocated to the US Army
1951 -19/12: Sold to France, renamed HALIFAX
1956: To "Miron Co Ltd", St Michael, PQ (CAN), renamed LAC COMO (CAN flag, regd Montreal)
1966: To Evans McKeil (McKeil Marine) at Hamilton Ont.
1968: Re-engined diesel, 535bhp
1993: Rebuilt (63 GT, 32 NT, 18.56'x5.06'x2.38') and re-engined 2x diesel 12cyl GM Detroit, 818bhp
199x: To "McKeil Work Boats Ltd" at Hamilton, Ont.
2004: Still in service

Lanaud on Aug 30, 2006 03:10 (11 years ago)
Liked her better in red and white, but she's a working boat not a modeling star, right?
Marc Piché on Aug 29, 2006 11:18 (11 years ago)
It is indeed LAC COMO.
The paint job was done at Sorel a few weeks ago.

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