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Chief Wawatam 1911 - 2009

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Chief Wawatam 1989 - 2009
(Purvis Marine Ltd.)

Bow thruster being installed at Purvis' Dock, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. March 25, 1999.
(Photo by Tom Hynes)

Barge maintains the unique ice breaking bow. Hawse pipe for bow anchor appears to be a modification. March 25, 1999.
(Photo by Tom Hynes)

Tug Avenger IV towing the Chief Wawatam through Detroit, September 26, 2004. New
(Photo by Mike Nicholls)

Stern view of the tug. New
(Photo by Mike Nicholls)

View of the barge. New
(Photo by Mike Nicholls)

Stern view. New
(Photo by Mike Nicholls)

Wilfred M. Cohen pushing the barge through Port Huron loaded with steel coils bound for Detroit, November 12, 2007. New
(Photo by Tim Wahl II)

Close up of the Wilfred M. Cohen in the notch. New
(Photo by Tim Wahl II)

Passing Vantage Point, Port Huron with the Cohen pushingm, November 21, 2007. New
(Photo by Bruce Hurd)

Detail view of notch in stern of barge May 24, 2008.
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

Tied up at the Purvis West Dock awaiting the torch, June 26, 2009. New
(Photo by Matt Miner)

 

 

Triple expansion engine from the Chief Wawatam
On display at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, WI.

Salvaged engine from Chief Wawatam at Sault Ste. Marie Ont.
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

Chief Wawatam engine.
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

Chief Wawatam engine detail.
(Photo by Roger LeLievre)

 
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Further information about the Chief Wawatam can be found at:
Chief Wawatam web page
The Carferries of the Great Lakes - Website by Max Hanley with a written history of the Chief Wawatam by Bob Strauss

 


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