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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Abegweit

Other name(s): Abby

Ship owner: Columbia Yacht Club; Dominion Dept. of Transport

Ship builder: Marine Industries, Ltd., Sorel, Quebec

Engine builder: Dominion Engineering Works, Montreal, Quebec

Year ship built: 1947

Year engine built: 1947

Final disposition: In Service


Pictured on Canadian $1.00 postage stamp. Operated on Straits of Northumberland.


b) Abby (1981)


1) Dominion Department of Transport, Ottawa, Ontario

2) Columbia Yacht Club (c. 1982)

Registry number: C. 175450

Hull number: 144

Vessel type: Icebreaker; Train Ferry

Height: 21 ft.

Width: 61 ft.

Length: 335 ft.

Gross tonnage: 6694

Net tonnage: 3605

Materials: Steel(welded)

Engine type: Diesel 10000 HP (8 engines connected to electric motors)

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