Sunday, June 22, 2014

J.F.Whalen - Part 1

At pier 9 this morning, the hull of the McNally Construction tug J.F. Whalen is awaiting arrival of its superstructure.

One of two tugs built by Chantier Naval Forillon of GaspĂ©, it measures 13.58 gross tons. With two screws and 700 bhp it was registered in Toronto on March 31. After trials in GaspĂ©, the two tugs were then delivered to McNally.  Sister tug D.L. Stanyer  went west by truck, and this one has now come east.

Trucking the tugs was entrusted to Earl Paddock of Stoney Creek, ON, a company that also specializes in transporting military vehicles.

Part 2 - to come..........


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