Saturday, November 19, 2016

Manseau No. 101 Dipper Dredger

My Uncle George passed away in November of 1964, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines at 17 years of age and traveled the world. He would occasionally call us from his latest port of call and tell us about the people he met, the cities he had visited and where he was sailing next.

Dipper Dredger
Manseau No. 101 Dipper Dredger
authors collection

Among his souvenirs I found a photograph of what looked to be a barge, there was no description save the name Manseau No. 101 Dipper Dredger.
It was a 10 cubic yard dipper dredger, one of the two largest dredges in the world. The dredgers were all run out of Sorel, Quebec owned by Marine Industries, Ltd.

Sorel, Quebec was not that far from where my uncle lived in Montreal. My assumption is he traveled to Sorel, possibly took some training there and off he went to sail the high seas. His favorite country was Spain.

The Manseau No. 101 was scrapped many years ago.

Boat Graveyard at Sorel, Quebec

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't really found one site that answers all the definitions clearly, as most of them seem more concernerd with showing the internationally recognized abbreviations. If you are working in the port, it would definitely be easier for someone to show you the difference between a barge and a dredger, say, than trying to find sites that have this information clearly laid out. Look on: