Sunday, July 18, 2010

Plainsville rebuilding

Typical of the small "pup" tugs built for the Canadian Navy in World War II, Plainsville has had a varied career since coming out of Russel Bros shipyard in Owen Sound, ON in November 1944.
Following naval service in Sydney, NS, she served the Department of Transport/Coast Guard for a time, but she seems to have escaped much notice.
She turned up in Halifax in 1997 working for LeGrow's Marine. They used her extensively for towing work barges and service scows, but sold her off a couple of years ago. Since then she has lain in Sambro, NS. This year she got some hull work and a coat of paint, but her house is in need of attention.
It appears that someone has decided she is worth the work to keep her going.

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