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Allan Cook

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The Audry Gail
« on: September 13, 2013, 09:47:08 »
I am researching the Audry Gail and need some help. I'm having trouble filling in some history of her early life. I know that she was built by Levingston Shipbuilding and launched as the LT533 on March 21, 1944. She was purchased by Foundation Maritime of Canada and became the Foundation Lillian, these years are easy to document. This is where it becomes sketchy , my search indicates that in 1949 she was named Roy H. Peters, in 1953 she was the Escort and in 1954 she was named N.R. Lang. However for all these years leading up to 1964 when she was sold to Kingcome Navigation , I can't find much information as to who owned her,what she was doing,and where. A photo taken by Neil England in 2008 indicated that she was still named Haida Chieftain and owned by Egmont Towing and Sorting, I can't find a listing for this company. Lastly, it appears that she went to Wayden Transportation Systems Inc. and became the Audry Gail. If anyone can help me fill in the holes, I would greatly appreciate it.........
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Re: The Audry Gail
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 12:17:16 »
Hello Allan,

Reading the "Audry Gail's" history is pure adventure. She moved about with ease
and I would imagine that there are some here on the Forum who can fill in some
of the blanks.

I would like to see some pictures of this tugboat with a history. I found this one.



Welcome aboard Allan,
Michael in Anacortes, Washington
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Re: The Audry Gail
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 03:58:03 »
Hi Allan,

I have attached some info I have found over the years about the Lillian, etc, etc. She has been around under many guises and has shown amazing longevity. The painting is from my friend Marek Sarba, who also has a spot for Foundation's tugs. There are a couple of YOUTUBE videos of the Chieftain out there, see links, below. I plan to build a 1/32nd model of the Lillian once I finish my Franklin. Good luck with your research and please be sure to share any info you find with us.

TM

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=haida%20chieftain&oq=haida%20chieftain&gs_l=youtube.3...5519.14299.0.15859.15.15.0.0.0.0.150.1610.6j9.15.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.AjuKJhkEE5Q

« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 04:00:34 by Model Tug Man »
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Re: The Audry Gail
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 09:35:53 »
She was recently purchased by Amix Salvage of New Westminster.
MIKE

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Re: The Audry Gail
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 15:21:52 »
Thanks for the update Mike, appreciate all the help
Allan Cook