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T. Gibbens Tugboat

Located in: Cochrane District
Location #12159
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Location Owner:Northof49
Creation Date: 5/31/2015
Last Updated: 6/7/2015



Description
The T. Gibbens is sitting on the bank of the Black River in Matheson Ontario. It's really sad to see that this tug boat will never be salvaged for a museum for all to see and enjoy...

Russel Brothers Ltd - Design #264 - Canadian List of Shipping 1956: T. Gibbens [C.177503] registered at Owen Sound; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 81' 8 x 18' 2 x 6' 2; 103 g.t.; 32 n.t.; 180 hp. Owned by Abitibi Power & Paper Co. Ltd., Toronto. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by Lake Abitibi Adventures Inc., Iroquois Falls, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Lake Abitibi Adventures Inc., Iroquois Falls, Ontario. Ivan Brookes Notes. Steel diesel warping tug [C.177503] T. Gibbens; registered at Owen Sound was built in 1946 by Russel Brothers Ltd. Dimensions: 81.8 x 18.2 x 6.2; 103 g.t; 32 n.t./ Fairbanks Morse diesel. Owned by Abitibi Power and Paper Co. Ltd., Toronto l946 - 1969. Still on Dominion List in 1970. RBF Notes: Unofficial name change to Abitibi Adventure (Dan McKay). Being scrapped at Matheson, ON August 2004.

As of May of 2015 still not scrapped.

UPDATE: A committee was formed to save the Gibbens and she was moved from Matheson Ontario to Iroquois Falls where she will be put on display for future generations to enjoy. Location has been changed.




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T. Gibbens Tugboat
T. Gibbens Tugboat
Created by: Northof49


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T. Gibbens Tugboat


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Northof49 says:
6/4/2015 4:27:31 PM

Just a little update I`m spear heading a group to tow it back to Iroquois Falls on the river where it came from so it can be preserved and put on display. I couldn`t take it just sitting there rusting away. Stay tuned!

clay70 says:
6/2/2015 7:22:01 PM

sweet...Its in Cochrane District

Northof49 says:
6/1/2015 1:12:10 PM

Thanks Timo and Storytrail :)

timo explorer says:
5/31/2015 10:45:56 PM

Cool find.

Storytrail says:
5/31/2015 8:52:01 PM

Awesome!! Great add

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