MICHAEL D. MISNER - Nanticoke, Ontario, Canada       Call sign -     IMO number -
Owner - Great Lakes Contractors, Nanticoke, Ontario, Canada

Location - Upbound in the Welland Canal in lock 8 at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 1987
Photographer - Jim Hoffman     Added to archive - 6 Mar 2003     Last updated - 6 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered -
  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1948

  (a) P.J. Murer - Canada (1986)
  (b) Michael D. Misner - Canada (1993)
  (c) Thomas A. Payette - Canada (1996)
  (d) Progress - Canada

  As of March 2003 she was still in service as Progress

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Harbour tug
  Gross tonnage - 123
  Net tonnage - 61
  Deadweight tonnage -
  L.O.A. - 24.49 meters (80'3")
  L.B.P. -
  Width overall - 6.10 meters (20'0")
  Width moulded -
  Draught -
  Depth - 2.92 meters (9'7")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Russel Brothers Ltd.
  Country - Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
  Hull number -
  Engine builder - Enterprise Engine & Foundry Company, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - 8-cylinder diesel
  Horsepower - 1000 bhp
  Speed - 12 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  Official # - C.179211

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* 1948 until 1979 P.J. Murer was owned and operated by the Canadian International Paper Company
* 1979 she was sold to the Bishop Marine Construction Company and she continued operating as P.J. Murer
* 1986 Great Lakes Contractors purchased the tug and renamed it Michael D. Misner
* 1993 Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. bought her and applied the name Thomas A. Payette
* 1996 Nadro MArine Services Ltd., Nanticoke, Ontario purchased her and renamed her Progress
* 2003 she is still in service as Progress for Nadro

Information sources - Lake Boats, Know Your Ships & American Bureau of Shipping
Additional information - Moran's Shoreside Companion for Great Lakes Ships

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