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Old 7th August 2018, 20:34
BigMig BigMig is offline  
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Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Right you are, Frank P. I checked the registry of Canadian built fishing vessels, and found that she was built at the Davies shipyard in Lauzon, Quebec. A further search identified that she was contracted by StarKist to fish tuna off the west coast of Africa. I vaguely remember her being towed into Halifax under questionable circumstances, and sitting alongside at Purdy Brothers for arguably a couple years. I haven't discovered where she was repurposed for seismic capability (yet). Anyway, we did most of our work off the eastern seaboard of both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and in the river as far west as Lac St. Jean.
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