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Steel tug [C.169974] built by Russel Bros. at Owen Sound in 1943 as a] Ottawa 1943 - 1957; for the Royal Canadian Navy. She crossed the Atlantic under her own power and worked at various English ports during WW II. She returned to Canada as deck cargo on a frieghter and was acquired by Oka Sand and Gravel Co. Inc 1957 - 1961 and was renamed b) Lac Ottawa 1957 - 1966. Sold to Miron Company Ltd. 1961 - 1966; Waterman's Services in 1966 - present, and renamed c] Colinette 1966 - present. The 650 Hp tug was named for Colin and Janette Scott. In commission. See also Anglo Duchess and Yankee Lady III clipping files for pics. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by McKeil Work Boats Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario. In Nov. 2017 registered as NOMADA (O.N. 169974) PLEASURE CRAFT Gross Tonnage 54.51 Net Tonnage 40.88 Vessel Length (m) 18.56 Vessel Breadth (m) 5.06 Vessel Depth (m) 2.38 DIESEL Number of Engines 1 Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED Speed (knots) 9.0 Propulsion Method SINGLE SCREW Propulsion Power 224 Unit of Power KILOWATTS Owners NOMADA CHARTERS INC. http://nomadacharters.com/ Address 57 RIVER DR PORT DOVER CANADA N0A 1N7

Gerry Ouderkirk archive. Oct. 7th, 1968.

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May 17, 1969 The tug COLINETTE sank in Toronto Bay after the hull was punctured while docking the freighter ATLANTIC HOPE at Pier 35. All on board were saved and the vessel was raised and repaired.

 

SV notes: Collinette as a tug, alongside Duchess V, in Toronto harbour.
It is a Bill Moran photo.

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GAO Notes: Toronto Sun. March 6, 1992.
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GAO notes: Colinette Aug. 14th 1994 in Toronto.

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GAO notes: Colinette May 1, 1997 in Toronto.

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Jason LaDue photo, Colinette back in November 1999.

 

GAO notes: Colinette Dec. 20, 2001 in Port Dover.

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GAO notes: Colinette Jan. 24, 2002 in Port Dover.

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RBF notes: Being rebuilt by Mathews Marine (Port Dover, ON April 4, 2004)

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SV notes: Colinette at Nadrofsky's in Port Dover. She was being
reconditioned as a tug, but plans changed......see next!
George Lee noted on boatnerd (12/18/04): "The plan is for her to become a charter vessel in the south. One rebuilt 12-71 was installed. Even with the Cats, she was single screw. The owners were originally going to convert her to a twin screw tug. The bow was re-conformed for ice breaking. She is the same class hull as the Lac Manitoba, Lac Como, etc. The new house is patterned from the beautiful 90 foot research vessel Annandale."

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SV notes: Andy Nadrofsky's "dream project". He and his wife are converting her to a trawler style cruiser for summer use on the Great Lakes and winter use on the Caribbean.

 

SV notes: docked at Nadro's, Feb. 23, 2006. She will reportedly be used for cruising,
possibly in warmer climates during the winter months.

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Aug. 18th, 2006, Port Dover. From the Gerry Ouderkirk Collection

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Aug. 18th, 2006, Port Dover. From the Gerry Ouderkirk Collection

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Nomada (ex Colinette) in Port Colborne, summer 2008. Photo by Shaun Vary.

 

Nomada 4/26/13. Photo by Mark Bowerman. Mark Bowerman comments 4/26/13):"Nomada is a steel tug hull with the superstructure added. I believe the house is aluminum if I remember correctly. She was the cover shot of a Passage Maker not long ago. You have to appreciate those North Sea lines." source: http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s36/underway-today-8298-41.html

 

Nomada, May 3, 2013, New York. Photos by Will Van Dorp tugster.wordpress.com Will Van Dorp comments 05/03/13):"...two, three, four decades ago she was an austere tugboat called Colinette working in Canada. See addition at the end of this post. Six and seven decades ago she was a Royal Canadian Navy tug that crossed the Atlantic to operate out of unidentified ports in the UK. An hour and some after dawn yesterday I caught these photos, and imagined she was a rough-cut Krogen type trawler, a scaled-down coastal freighter replica, or some hybrid thereof. Who would think she started life 70 years ago on Owen Sound.

 

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