Bellechasse Again

Table of Contents

Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Farewell John Kendall
You Asked Us
Bellechasse Again
Earl E. Belcher
Ship of the Month No. 62 SAND MERCHANT
Lay-up Listings
Table of Illustrations

In our May 1976 issue we featured BELLECHASSE as a Ship of the Month. We reported that this big tug was broken up at Sorel in 1954 and we have every reason to believe that this was, in fact, the case. Nevertheless, we have had it brought to our attention that BELLECHASSE appeared in the Canadian List of Shipping each year up to and including the 1964 edition. While we hesitate to say that a government publication is in error, we believe that this is probably yet another case wherein the appropriate parties simply were not notified that a ship had been scrapped and thus the official listing was not changed. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that BELLECHASSE was still in existence as late as 1963.


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