For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
Tug PATRICIA McQUEEN W02
A stell-hulled tug, she was built in 1911 by the American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain Ohio, as the tug Baltimore. Her specifications on completion were: Length: 61 ft, Beam: 16 ft, Draught: 8 ft, Tonnage (Gross/Net) 45 / 31 tons. From 1936 to 1970, with service in the RCN during World War 2, she was owned by McQueen Marine (Amherstburg ON) as the Patricia McQueen. On 09 Jun 1941, Patricia McQueen was assigned to Gaspe, Que. In 1970, she was rebuilt as the yacht Maracaibo II at Detroit, MI, and later re-named Jiggs in 1982. Jiggs was last reported as a derelict vessel at a shipyard in Port Dover "half submerged in mud and in a state of complete disrepair." On Wednesday, 15 Mar 2018, Jiggs caught fire at the Harry Gamble Shipyard in Port Dover, ON. The fire was put out - the fate of Jiggs is unknown.
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