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Leigh Cossey writes (April 25, 2017): 52' yacht Pukaskwa built in 1956 by Russel Hipwell Engines Ltd. for the Marathon Corp. Marathon Ont. at a cost of $90,000 in 1956 dollars. Designed by Stanley Thomas Cossey. Launched May 1956. On maiden vovage to deliver to Marathon she tied up for the night at the company log booming camp at the mouth the Pic River at 6 PM a short distance from Marathon. The crew went to Marathon for the night and were to return the next morning to sail her into Marathon harbour in daylight but she burned up at 5 AM. The fire was caused by an electrical short. The burned out hull was purchased by someone and was converted into a fishboat. We have been unable to find a hull number or registration number.

 

Pukaskwa photos courtesy of Marathon and District Historical Society, via Leigh Cossey, Dec. 2, 2017.

 

Pukaskwa photos courtesy of Marathon and District Historical Society, via Leigh Cossey, Dec. 2, 2017.

 

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