|Chippewa III - Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada - August 13, 2004|
|Chippewa III alongside Parry Sound. |
The M.V. Chippewa III (ex “Maid of the Mist”) is the oldest member of one of the world’s best-known line of small ships. In 1955, a terrible fire consumed the fleet of wooden-hulled Maids of the Mist. With the 1955 season fast approaching, the owners decided to rebuild the fleet in steel.
The well-known shipyard of Russel-Hipwell, in the Georgian Bay city of Owen Sound, was contracted to build this new generation of ships. Launched during the 1955 season, this stout little ship, based on a Canadian design for an Arctic research vessel, plied her trade in the boiling waters below the fall until 1990. She was then retired from Maid of the Mist fleet after 35 years of faithful service.
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|Owner:|| ||Category:||Tour Boat|
|Manager:|| ||Port/Flag:||St Catharines, Ontario, Canada|
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|Photographer:||Capt. Paul Beesley - Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA||Collection:||Capt. Paul Beesley Collection (Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA)
|Format:||Digital Photograph||Views:||5|| |
|Uploaded:||2023-05-22 8:37 AM by Paul Beesley|