C.N.Tug No.6

Information on the Canadian National No. 6

 

cn tug no.6

Introduction

Important Dates:

  • Launch Date: 1948
  • Last Operated: 1973
  • Moved to Penticton: June 16th, 2007

Registry:

  • Registered at Vancouver, No. 190311
  • Length: 88 feet[1]
  • Breadth moulded: 22 feet
  • Depth moulded: 10 feet 6 inches
  • Mean draft: 8 feet 6 inches
  • Trim by stern: 2 feet
  • Gross Tonnage: 158 tons

Boiler:

  • Dominion radiator oil fired heating boiler
  • Located in the engine room

Engine:

  • Type: 8 cylinder turbo charged marine diesel
  • Propeller: self-propelled
  • Rudder: single blade type
  • Horsepower: 575 nominal horsepower[2]

Crew:

  • Accommodation area consisted of 3 double cabins and a storage room
  • Last crew of CN No. 6:[3] 
    • Ron Giggey, skipper
    • Ben Bounds, chief engineer
    • Dick Sieward, second engineer
    • Harry Heyworth, cook
    • Ike Klassen, mate/deckhand
    • Harry Bailey, mate/deckhand
    • Inar Bozarth, mate/deckhand
    • Ken Marshall, mate
    • Frank Hawkey, deckhand

The Canadian National Railway (CNR)

  • Canadian National Railway reached Kelowna in 1925.
  • Passenger service started with M. S. Pentowna in 1926.
  • This connected Penticton and Kelowna
  • The name derived from PENTicton and KelOWNA.
  • Attempt to duplicate the passenger service of the Sicamous but was withdrawn in the 1930s.
  • CPR and CNR maintained its own barge slip at Kelowna, Westbank and Penticton
  • Shared barge slips at Summerland and Naramata
  • In 1950 the lake froze over. The CPR was able to maintain the water-way from Kelowna to Westbank.[4]
  • Penticton and Okanagan Centre were the last communities to be reached on March 11-12.[5]

 

 

[1]“C. N. R. Tug No. 6” by an anonymous source speculates the overall length to be 89 feet 6 inches.

[2]“C. N. R. Tug No. 6” speculates the horsepower to be 600 hp.

[3]“CN Tug, Barge end Service Today,” The Penticton Herald 15 February 1971: 3.

[4]“CPR Barges to Resume Service,” The Penticton Herald, 9 March 1950: Section 1, p. 1.

[5]Ibid.