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Photographer:Les bateaux du Québec [View profile]Title:FeliciaAdded:Oct 24, 2007
Photo Category: Tugs
Former mcallister tug in St-Joseph de la rive naval museum. 20-10-2007
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Les bateaux du Québec on Oct 24, 2007 22:00 (11 years ago)
Thanks you all for your intensive research on knowing that tug. If you want to see this tug in more details, their is a recent movie film with this tug. The movie is call :"Duo", a movie about music. here's a link:

Thanks again to everyone
Dan B
tonylast on Oct 24, 2007 16:21 (11 years ago)
This is *Felicia." She spent almost her entire career with the various permutations of Sincennes-MacNaughton and McAllister, until sold in 1965 to Bury Court Shipping CoLtd., Halifax. Data:

*Felicia* 150848, call sign CYPN. Steel single screw tug built 1923 at Sorel, PQ, by the Sorel Mechanical Shops, Ltd., for Sin-Mac Lines, Ltd., Montreal, first enrolled 29 August 1923. 84.5' x 24 x 11.1; 196 gt, 14 nt; compound steam engine, 18-36 x 24," 54-nhp, built 1902, rebuilt 1923 by Sorel Mechanical Shops, Ltd.; one Scotch boiler, 12.5' x 11.5,' 145 psi wp, built 1902 by Lake Erie BWs, Buffalo. Rebuilt 1947: 84.6 x 24.1 x 11.2; 183 gt, 8 nt. Repowered 1959: 7-cylinder Burmeister & Wain Diesel, 290 x 490mm, 840-bhp.

Currently documented, owned by Exposition Maritime de St-Joseph de la Rive, St-Joseph de la Rive, PQ.
Marc Piché on Oct 24, 2007 12:30 (11 years ago)
Both RIVAL and FELICIA were taken out of service in the early 1990s. RIVAL was broken up on the dock at section 25 in Montréal while FELICIA was towed to St. Joseph de la Rive where she apparently became an eyesore to the local population. Luckily, she was refurbished and is now a museum vessel at this location. She's is certainly in much better condition than DANIEL MCALLISTER in Montréal where the historic tug is left to rot while sitting on a cradle in the old Lachine Canal.
As far as MATHILDA is concerned, she is now at Kingston NY as part of their maritime museum.
Since I'm not at home presently, I don't have access to my personal files but my memory is quite clear on these ones except for exact dates.
Lanaud on Oct 24, 2007 23:11 (11 years ago)
Je viens de lire que le Rival aurait été vendu aux Grecs en 1978..

Bel enquête. On va finir par le savoir. Je vais écrire au musée pour le savoir...
Daniel Bérubé on Oct 24, 2007 02:52 (11 years ago)
J'ai fait une erreur,j'aurais du écrire: FELICIA ou RIVAL,ex vapeurs convertis au diesel(Burmeister and Wain,hélices à pas variable), quand je tentais d'identifier le remorqueur de St Jos. Et, Lanaud, vous avez raison, MATHILDA a été donné à un musée aux USA.
Bonsoir à tous,
Nate on Oct 24, 2007 02:45 (11 years ago)
Im sure someone on yahoo tugboats can figure it out.
Lanaud on Oct 24, 2007 02:37 (11 years ago)
Lanaud on Oct 24, 2007 02:36 (11 years ago)
Right. and thsy also had a few tugs based in Montreal until the late 70's I think. An uncle of mine was an engineer for them for many years in Montreal.
Lanaud on Oct 24, 2007 02:34 (11 years ago)
Salut Rimouski. Saluerez mes parents à Bic.

J'ai fait une recherche sur Bowling Green University et ils disent ceci: 'Transferred to South Street Seaport Museum through J.P. McAllister, New York.' Ceci était en 1970. Possiblement le Felicia alors
Magogman on Oct 24, 2007 02:32 (11 years ago)
I cannot give you a name but it appears to be a former McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. tug given the stack and tug colors. That is a large U.S. firm on the East Coast whose operation closest to Canada would be Portland, Maine. They have an excellent web site.
Daniel Bérubé on Oct 24, 2007 02:29 (11 years ago)
Ce remorqueur est soit le Felicia,soit le Mathilda, autrefois employé par McAllister, à Montreal. Il a été donné au musée de Saint Jos. et il est maintenant accessible aux visiteurs.Toutefois, cet été, il ne semblait pas être aussi enterré dans le sable! Est-ce que votre photo date de quelques années?
Lanaud on Oct 24, 2007 02:18 (11 years ago)
Tried their site and not certain, but I'm guessing it could be the FELICIA?
Nate on Oct 24, 2007 02:12 (11 years ago)
Cool! Thats an old Mcallister tug, not sure of the name though.
How long has she been stuck on that beach?
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