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Here was 10 about an honest Navy tug turned narco-mothership, possibly, and wondering where she now may be.

I owe this post to tugboathunter, who caught not only a major typo in yesterday’s post but also presented me a key to understanding an unusual looking trawler called Nomada.  I’ll be direct . . . two, three, four decades ago she was an austere tugboat called Colinette (little hill) working in Canada.  See addition at the end of this post.  Six and seven decades ago she was a Royal Canadian Navy tug that crossed the Atlantic to operate out of unidentified ports in the UK.   My source for all this is here, which tugboathunter pointed me toward.

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An hour and some after dawn yesterday I caught this fotos, and imagined she was a rough-cut Krogen type trawler, a scaled-down coastal freighter replica,   or some hybrid thereof.

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Who would think she started life 70 years ago on Owen Sound.

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I’d love to see interior fotos.

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All these shots by Will Van Dorp.

And this just in from Jason LaDue, Colinette back in November 1999.

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What a retrofit job!

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