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Old 05-30-2020, 08:52 PM   #1
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SS Master last steam tug on west coast

SS Master was built in 1922 by Arthur Moscrop on Beach Ave, where the Burrard Bridge stands today in False Creek, Vancouver, BC. Arthur Moscrop built 3 similar boats; RFM about 95 ft., Sea Swell not sure of her length, and the Master at 85 ft.
Believe she was one of the last steam tugs built, fueled with bunker C, B or A. She was never coal fired.
Wonder who that kid is standing starboard of HP cylinder in 1962?

http://www.ssmaster.org/
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:18 PM   #2
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Very pretty old tug. Saw it a few times growing up on the way to Alaska or working around the Sound on my dads tugs. Have to see if I can find a picture of it.
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:37 AM   #3
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That is one beautiful boat/ship/tug. It would be fun to take a day cruise on her.

Thanks for this link.
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Old 05-31-2020, 12:02 PM   #4
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Here is the MV Swell, built by Moscrop in 1912 and currently a posh cruise vessel with Maple Leaf.
https://mapleleafadventures.com/hist...tugboat-swell/
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