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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Daniel McAllister Tugboat
Daniel McAllister Tugboat
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created by SPEK Photo on 2/4/2004 1:44 AM
last modified by XBEN on 2/4/2009 7:17 AM
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A tugboat is used for pushing and pulling big boats when the enter docks, harbour, etc.

A tugboat is essentially a huge floating marine motor.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors: Boat
Status: Retired tugboat
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Port de Montreal, de la Commune street.
Montreal, Quebec
Owner: Quebec Maritime Museum
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  •  Hazards
  • water
  • thin ice in the winter
  •  Interesting Features
    An old tugboat well preserved at enough close distance that anybody can admire it while walking by.

     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • On water
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1905
    Closed: 1980
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  •  Recommended Equipment
    some explanations to the security guards.
    The Daniel McAllister was built in 1905-1906, at Collingwood shipyard, and launched in 1907 under the name Helena. The new oceangoing tugboat measured 32,5' in lenght and 7' across at the midship beam.She began her career on the Atlantic coast. The daniel mc allister was placed here after the locks were re built. The boat is sitting on a concrete cradle (visible when the intermediate pool is drained) kinda funny the boat is a sieve, when they drain the canal you see water comming out for hours!!

    The tugboat was renamed Daniel McAllister when it was purchased by McAllister Towing Ltd. In 1967, she could often be seen towing Canadian Pacific's large passenger liners - the Empress of Canada and the Empress of England - into the port of Montreal where she ended her career in the 1980s.

    The Daniel McAllister is the oldest and largest tugboat to be preserved in Canada and the second oldest oceangoing tug to be preserved in the world.
     Media Coverage
    Not much until it finds his home here.
     Future Plans
    Could be open to public so that people could go on it.

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    SPEK's walking on ice tour
    Wed, Feb 4th, 2004
    posted by SPEK Photo
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    Mon, Jan 10th, 2005
    posted by snowman323
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    a few snapshots
    Mon, Dec 11th, 2006
    posted by hedd
    4 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 2/5/2009 3:09 AM.

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  • on Feb 5 09 at 3:09, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 4 09 at 7:17, XBEN changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Web Links
  • on Aug 19 07 at 19:36, Emperor Wang validated this location
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