For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Magedoma

Courtesy of John Lyons


Built: 1901 

Acquired by RCN:

Paid off:

Returned for former owners: 1947

Fate: Sailing out of Mystic, Connecticut as Cangarda.


Built as Cangarda in 1901 for lumber mogul Charles Canfield, she was purchased by businessman George Taylor Fulford out of Brockville, in 1904 and re-named Magedoma. Fulford died in 1905 but his family retained the yacht.  During World War II the family loaned the yacht to the RCN as a training vessel. The vessel was returned to the Fulford family in 1947, though heavily damaged. The family sold the yacht soon thereafter. In a state of steady decline, an attempt was made in the 1980, by Richard Readly, to restore her.  Richard fell ill and the project was abandoned. Magedoma sank at a pier in Boston in 1999. She was later raised and restored by Tri-Coastal Marine of California (2004-2008) and is now sailing out of Mystic Connecticut as Cangarda.


Photos and Documents          The Story of the Magedoma


Commanding Officers

Lt Harvey Seymour Smith, RCNVR - 01 May 1944 - unk

A/Lt, David Franklin Olive, RCNVR  - 21 May 1945 - unk


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Photos and Documents


Newspaper article on the visit of HMCS Magedoma to Picton, Ont.

The Picton Gazette, Nov. 20, 1942

Courtesy of John Lyons