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See Coulonge below. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by John Crowle, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Coulonge - Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Coulonge [C.177557] registered at Ottawa; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 35 2 x 10 2 x 4 3; 11 g.t.; 7 n.t.; 93 hp. Owned by The Upper Ottawa Improvement Co., Ottawa. List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Coulonge [C.177557] registered at Ottawa; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 35; 11 g.t. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Tug/other Compass Rose VI [C.177557] registered at Ottawa; built at Owen Sound in 1946. 10 m; 11 g.t.; 7 r.t. Owned by John Crowle, 383 Carpin Beach Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5K6. Ex- Coulonge. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by John Crowle, 383 Carpin Beach Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. GAO Notes: Name changed in 1987.


This small tug was built in 1946 by Russel Brothers Limited as the Coulonge for the Upper Ottawa Improvement Company. Howard Avery Construction acquired the tug in 1980, and in 1986 she was sold to John E. Crowle and renamed Compass Rose VI. Peter Everett purchased the tug in 2003, and replaced her cabins and engine. She was later sold to Kehoe Marine Construction of Lansdowne, ON, where she was renamed Sawyer I. Type: Single Screw Tugboat Year Built: 1946 Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON Hull No.: 687 Horsepower: 350 bhp Length: 35' 02? Breadth: 10' 02? Depth: 4' 04? Port of Registry: Ottawa, ON.

 

Photo posted on Tugfest.net Date of photo: 2005-07-16

 

Winter docked in Owen Sound, April 19, 2006.

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Peter Everett notes: (Dec. 3, 2003) On March 7th, 2003, I purchased a vessel hull #687, name Compass Rose VI, official number 177557, from a numbered company in Midland, Ontario. The company had purchased the vessel from a doctor in the Honey Harbour area who was going to fix the vessel up, but sold the vessel first. The doctor had purchased the vessel from John E. Crowle of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. John Crowle purchased the vessel from Howard Avery Construction of Sault Ste. Marie. When Avery Construction owned the vessel, it was named the Coulonge, but the name got changed to to the Compass Rose VI after John Crowle bought the vessel.


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(March 31, 2007) After much work I got her home and cut the cabin off. I rebuilt the decks and widened the gunnels to 18'. We installed new fuel tanks, holding rails, a new engine from Midland, Ont., transmission from MonctonNB, shaft and propeller from Lunenburg Foundry & Engineering in Lunenburg, NS. Steering from Pictou, NS. I welded a new cabin and wheelhouse, insulated it and the decks. Wainscotted the interior. All new lighting is 110 volt fluorescent with a 1000 Watt inverter. Fridge/freezer combo, 3 burner stove, hot water tank. All new electronics except for a 12 mile Furno radar (late 70's). 2 berths below, electric head & sink. There is a full galley aft of the wheelhouse."


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From Scrutonmarine.com Oct. 2, 2007
source: http://www.scrutonmarine.com/T2184.htm

1946 38 x 10.6 x 4 Steel Russel Bros Tugboat Built by Russel Bros, Owen Sound, Ontario in 1947 All new steel from decks up Headroom: Wheelhouse 7, Cabin 7 Cummins 855 Diesel Engine 270 hp Twin Disc transmission 3.83:1 ratio Propeller: 34 x 35, 4 blade, Grand Banks propeller Shaft Size: 2.75 Steering: Hydraulic Fuel capacity: (2) 100 gal fuel tanks plus 60 gal day tank Holding tank: 80 gal Cruising speed: 7.5 knots Electronics: DSC VFH radio, Solara VHF radio, Navman colour depth sounder Lowrance GPS, Furuno 16 mile radar Accommodations: Sleeps 2 up forward with electric head & sink 2 burner propane stove, sink, hot & cold water in galley new fridge with deep freeze, microwave Anchor: New 100 lb Navy anchor Windlass: yes, with 125; calabrated chain Safety equipment: yes Bilge pumps: one Located in Owen Sound area, Ontario, Canada Owner is purchasing another boat Price reduced from $71,400 CDN to $48,900 CDN

 

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Rick Stout comments (Apr. 3 2017) Peter bought it from Kei Stewe, and Kei launched it as he has the hydraulic trailer as well as owning the Maron II. Kei put the cabin on it off the Debbie Cin when it was converted to Grampa's Dream. Peter took it off and put that big high cabin on it. Peter sold it to a company in Kingston that was going to notch it into a barge for the power.

When the Debbie Cin sank at Hope Island, Gord Martin who owned her had her raised. I think Kei may have helped with the salvage. Gord lengthened and widened her and changed the deck houses to what she is now. Kei bought the Compass Rose and put the Debbie Cin cabin on it and then sold it to Peter. As you know, The Debbie Cin became Grandpas Dream as a yacht before Gord sold it and the Margro barge to Groves in which Grandpas Dream became the EJ Groves. We lifted it at Wye Heritage two years ago for winter work.

 

Compass Rose VI about to depart Owen Sound for Kingston. Photo by Rick Stout.
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Compass Rose VI about to depart Owen Sound for Kingston. Photo by Rick Stout.
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