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Captain John's scrap tow
The Jadran's final voyage
May 28, 2015


 
Jadran's final voyage - Bill Bird
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For 40 years Jadran, aka Captain John's has been sitting at the foot of Yonge Street in Toronto harbour. 
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draft mark
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Tug Molly M 1 will be lead tug on the tow
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John Letnik and family. Not a happy day for the former owner
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pilot boarding the ship  
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Jadran being pulled from its berth as advertised about 10:30 a.m.
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turning in the harbour.  That's Jarrett M on the stern.
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squared away Jadran heads towards the eastern gap
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bow shot
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amidships
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the tow from stem to stern
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heading to Lake Ontario
 

Jadran Tow -  Richard Dyson
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Jadran basking in the morning sun.
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Molli MI is here to take the Jadran away.
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Molli MI slowly working her way into position.
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Getting in position to push the Jadran out of the slip.
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Pilot climbing to and from the Jadran.
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The last of the lines are removed just prior to departure.
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 Captain John waves goodbye.
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The Jadran begins to move from the spot she has inhabited since 1975.
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Almost clear of the slip.
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And so the Jadran heads meekly to the scrapyard...

Jadran Tow -  Skip Gillham
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First glimpse at the piers.
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 inbound
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approaching tie up wall
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about to moor below Lock 1
 

Jadran Tow up the Welland Canal - aka Meals on Keels
- Paul Beesley
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After completing the Seaway inspection below Lock 1 the tow has left the wharf and is proceeding toward the lock.
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On the lock chamber with neither tug visible.  It took some time to secure both tugs and the Jadran.
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Above Lock 1 with the Mollie M I leading the way and the Jarrett M as braking / steering tug.
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Another view.
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Mollie M I with the tow line taut.  Both anchors have been removed and the tow line is fed up to the focsle deck through the Hawse pipes.
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Slowly approaching her doom.
 
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The tow showing the Jarrett M more clearly.
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Approaching the QEW and Homer bridges.
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Clear of the Homer bridge.
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The tow approaches the open Lock 3.  You can't see it but the viewing platform was full of spectators for this passage.

Jadran Tow
-  Barry Andersen
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Molly M I with weather worn tow inbnd Port Weller harbour
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stopping at wharf 2 for inspection
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tow upbound headed for lock 2
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offering a little resistance entering L2
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upbound passing under skyway
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entering lock 3
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tow shows off her classy lines from her Adriatic cruising days
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never too late for that last meal aboard Captain John's Restaurant
 
Captain John's - Jim Bowser
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Captain John's  Molly M 1  & Jarret M
- Ian Baker
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Captain John's  Molly M 1  & Jarret M
- Ian Baker
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Video of the tow -
Erie Media



 

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