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Updated May 29, 2012
Names in blue indicate vessels believed to be still afloat

Name Date Built Where builit Builder Length Type Original Owner Notes Official No. Port of Registry
B. C. Eagle 1947 Cow Bay Wick, Ole 36.1x10.7x4.6

1948, 1953 owner: John Wick, Prince Rupert
Registered in Victoria, Dec. 10, 1976
1985, 2006 owner: Jawico Ent. Uclulet
177976 Prince Rupert / Victoria
B. C. Forester (became Kwaietek) 1923 Thurston Bay Forestry Services 55.4x12.8x7.0 forestry patrol Minister of Lands 1992 owner (Kwaietek):D. Brisson, Vancouver
Registration closed September 24, 2010
151139 Victoria
B. C. Harvester (became Sea Dove No. 1) 1961 Prince Rupert Wahl 31

1985 owner (Sea Dove No. 1): George Philippson, Galiano (also 2006) 313062 Prince Rupert
B. C. Pioneer 1974 Sidney Mattson, D. 47'

1992 owner: Pioneer Projects, Victoria
2012 owner: Pioneer Projects, Heriot Bay
348621 Victoria
B. C. Queen 1947 Shushartie [Cholberg?] 36.3x10.5x5.1

1948, 1973 owner: Jacob Pepping, Vancouver 179435 Vancouver
B. C. Safari 1972 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Boatyard Ltd Wahl 58

1985, 1992 owner: Stanley Fishing Co. Burnaby
Capsized and sank off Qualicum on April 8, 2006. Sadly, skipper (and UFAW vice president) Glenn Arkko drowned in the accident. (Mariner Life, April 2006, p. 36)
344771 Prince Rupert
B. C. Troller (became Frances R.) 1940 Cascade Harbour Cholberg 38 troller
1941 owner: Frederick Kohse, Kelsey Bay
1948 owner (BC Troller): Jack Ryall, Vancouver
1950 owner (Frances R.): Jack Ryall, Vancouver
1953, 1956 owner (BC Troller): Olai Waage, Vancouver
1972 owner: James Stevenson, Vancouver
1985 owner: Summer Wind Ent. Courtenay
1992 owner: K. C. Melnyk, Courtney
Registry closed March 19, 1999
172500 Vancouver
B.S.J.




Ben S. Johnson, Osland Tried an experimental power installation. referred to as his "net" boat but likely a typo for new. PR Daily News, May 21, 1927.

Baltic 1930 Cow Bay Tsumura, K. 32 Troller Karl Elm 15 hp Vivian. PRDN Mar 1, 1930.

Baluartie 1909 Prince Rupert
25.9 x 8 x 3

1915 owner: Claude C. Ketchum, Prince Rupert
1916, 1921 owner: Haliburton Peck, Prince Rupert
(not in 1941 list)
134219 Prince Rupert
Banner 1943 Prince Rupert Wahl, Ed 37'

Registered May 5, 1943
1948 owner: Eijanr Christiansen
1953 owner:Kristoffer Berg, Prince Rupert
1985, 1992 owner: K. Nordal, Vancouver.
2006, 2012 owner in Masset
174913 Prince Rupert
Banner 2 1949 Prince Rupert Wahl 36.8x11.7x5.4 troller
1954: Haakon Sjoberg has his Banner No. 2 out trolling this year. Ray Ostrom is with him. (WF Jy 1954:10)
1985 owner: D. Mullin, Prince Rupert.
1992 owner: S. N. Mark, Prince Rupert
Closed Feb. 19, 1999.
190084 Prince Rupert
Barbara Jean No. 1 / Fantasy Isle 1963 Prince Rupert Wahl 36

Registered March 25, 1963
1985 owner: Burdick Fishing, Nanaimo
2006 owner: North Saanich
318988 Nanaimo
Barbara Mae (ex Kiyoko) 1927 Balmoral Cannery
41.1 x 9.3 x 3.8
Sage Mayeda, Balmoral Rebuilt 1945, Vancouver
1948, 1953 owner: Reider G. Lund, Queen Charlotte City
1954, Ray Lund using it for logging (WF Feb 54:26)
Source: 1930, 1953 List of Shipping s
154399 Prince Rupert
Barbara Too 1947 Brentwood
31.3x10.3x4.1

1948 owner: Maurice Atkins, Brentwood Bay 177992 Victoria
Barden 1941 Cascade Harbour Cholberg, Chris 37.6x11.5x5.4
Olaf Bjroge, Port Hardy 1941, 1948 owner: Olaf Bjorge, Port Hardy
1950 , 1958 owner: Patrick Kelly, Vancouver
1973, 1992 owner: John Smith, Burnaby
Registration closed January 18, 1993
173397 Vancouver
Barvida / Edith Marie 1954 Cow Bay Crawley Didricksen Cow Bay Boatworks 31' (9.72m) ferry
Registered Oct 4, 1954
1985 owner: Prince Rupert
2006: Prince Rupert
195767 Prince Rupert
Bear



troller Gust. Quist, Oona River sunk at Cow Bay. PRDN Nov. 26, 1932

Beatrice H. 1923 Sandspit
43 x 12.5 x 5.2

rebuilt in Sandspit, 1927.
1927 owner: John Haan, Sandspit
1941: Peter E. Haan, QC City
1948, 1953 owner: BC Packers
152667 Prince Rupert
Beau 1945 Cow Bay Crawley Didricksen Cow Bay Boatworks 38'
Leo Beaudry 1948, 1953 owner: BC Packers
Registered in Vancouver April 13, 1961
Chrysler 115 h.p. PRDN Mar 30, 1946
1985 owner: S. Webb, Holberg
1992 owner: John Busby, Victoria
2006 owners (type = pleasure): Coquitlam & Gibsons
2012 owners in Fraser Lake
176083 Prince Rupert / Vancouver
Bee 1930s Osland Sakamoto Bros.


Designed by Toshio Sakamoto, said to be the "first speed boat style fishing boat" Memories of Osland, P. 83.

Bella 1888 Victoria
34.5 x 8.1 x 3.8

1916 owner: John Clayton, Bella Bella 94802 Victoria
Bella Bella 1913 Bella Bella
31 x 9.4 x 3.5

1916 owner: John Wilson, Bella Bella
1921 owner: R. Gudmundson, Ocean Falls
1927, 1941 owner: Maurice Kennedy, Ocean Falls.
134306 New Westminster
Bella L. 1925

30 troller Charlie Miller 10hp Vulcan. PRDN July 25, 1925.
[could be same boat listed as owned by Lewis Miller]


Bennett (became Nordica; Clea Rose) 1952 Massett Bennett, Wilfred 44.8x14.6x6.3
Wilfred Bennet, Massett 1953 owner: Wilfred Bennett, Massett BC
rebuilt 1966
Nordica Fishing Co. Vancouver

Clea Rose 2007 owner in Waglisla
194975 Prince Rupert
Bertha D. 1910 Namu
51 x 10.2 x 3.9
Robert Draney, Namu 1916 owner: Draney Fisheries Ltd, Vancouver
(not in 1941 list)
126958 Victoria
Bertha G. 1927 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Dry Dock 62.1 x 16.9 x 7.3 seine Robert Gammon & Watt PR Dry Dock hull# 19.
90 h.p. Washigton-Estep.
Engine delivered aboard steamer Griffco from Seattle. To be the largest seine boat in local waters. PR Daily News, Ap 16; May 14, 1927.
1927 owners Thomas H. Watts et al, Prince Rupert
1938 owner: Richard Gammon et al, Prince Rupert
1941, 1948 owner: John G. Haan, QC City
Served in the Gumboot Navy during WWII. (see Garner, Never Fly Over an Eagle's nest p205.)
1953 owner: Gordon Reid Sr., Bella Bella
1985 owner: K. Fox, Cowichan Bay.
1992 owner: R. Lloyd, Mill Bay
2005 in Sidney
154506 Prince Rupert
Bettoma 1947 Brentwood
31.3x10.3x4.1

1948 owner: Mrs. Bathia White, Victoria 177996 Victoria
Betty W. (became Andyk) 1948 Masset Alex Wylie 37.2x10.6x4.6

1948, 1953 owner: Bruno Wachsmuth, Prince Rupert
became Andyk.
1985 owner: Wally Saharko, Surrey.
Registration closed April 12, 2000
179562 Prince Rupert
Bev-Marie 1948 Prince Rupert Wahl, Edward 35.0x11.3x4.7 troller
1948, 1953 owner: Arthur North, Winter Harbour
1985, 2006 owner: R. George, Uclulet
178309 Prince Rupert
Beverley K 1945 Sointula
33'

1953 owner: Toke T. Kondo, Uclulet
1992 owner: B. Hasanen, Victoria
190644 Vancouver
Billmor 1921 Rivers Inlet
42.7x11.9x4.8

Registered about 1927
Chartered for 1932 fishery patrol, Capt. J. M. Morrison (WF June 1932: 24)
1938 owner: Jimmy Donaldson, Port Essington
1948 owner: J. H. Morgan Ltd, Vancouver
1953 owner: Phillip Turner, Queen Charlotte City
Registration closed October 18, 1999
154670 Prince Rupert
Bingo 1927?


halibut
Capt. A. R. Anderson
- busy refitting his boat for an extended trapping expedition. (DN Nov 26/21)

must be 2 Bingos:
Jy 16, 1927:Suga Yards are busy installing a new 16 hp medium duty engine on the new halibut boat Bingo.
- Sank March, 1930 on W. coast Banks Isl. Harry Kohrt helped salvage as diver. (Mar 29/30)
- sunk in the 1930 halibut season. (DN Feb 14/31)


Birdie B.
Prince Rupert Doiron Dorreen


Henry and Frank Doiron built; "about 35' maybe not even that big. A nice trolling boat." Charlie Currie, Tugboat Tales p 85

Black Dog 1948 Canoe Cove
49.8x14.8x6.6

1948 owner: William Tellier, Montreal 179396 Victoria
Blanche Irene 1951 Skidegate Mission
39.6

1953 owner: John Wilson, Skidegate 194277 Prince Rupert
Blaze 1950 Oona River Hanson, Axel and Ivar 47.5 off:41.7x12.3x5.5 troller Axel Hanson 1953 owner: Axel Hanson, Oona River
1985, 1992 owner: Blaze Fisheries, Victoria.
2007, 2012 owner: Blaze Fisheries, Nanaimo
190089 Prince Rupert
Blue Boy 1938, 1940 Prince Rupert
32.6x9.8x5.2

1938 owner: Edwin Sorheim, Prince Rupert
1948 owner: Glen Dickie, Victoria
170534 Vancouver
Blue Wave 1939 Sidney
28.0x9.0x5.4

1948 owner: William Adamson, Victoria 171628 Victoria
Bob D. 1960 Prince Rupert
21.7'
James J. Donaldson, Prince Rupert
313054 Prince Rupert
Bob O'Link 1908 New Westminster
100 x 27 x 6.3
Minster of Public Works

Prince Rupert
Bokay 1960 Prince Rupert Wahl 34'
Oscar Johnson 1985, 1992 owner: S. Clark, Prince Rupert
2006 owner: Freddie Letts
Registration closed May 26, 2008
311907 Prince Rupert
Bonanza



cruiser
Hubert Ward's coastal crusier. Installing four Pullman berths in his new acquired boat. (DN June 6, 1925)

Bonanza V 1962 Port Edward Tasaka 31

1985 owner: F. Chandler, Prince Rupert
Registration closed April 12, 1990
344761 Prince Rupert
Bonita



troller Capt. H.K. Kohrt. - installed 20 hp Vivian gasoline engine, prev. in the Alken. largest engine ever to be installed in a PR troller.

Bonnie B. No. 1 / Surf No. 1 1964 Prince Rupert Wahl 37

Registered 1964 05 06
1985 owner (as Surf No. 1): Parksville
2006 owner: Cobble Hill
322066
Bonnie Belle 1950 Ocean Falls Carrie, Andy 38 troller
1947: Andrew Maclean Carrie, Ocean Falls, did not fish with his 38' x 11' troller Bonnie Belle this season which is Chrysler powered. 'Building a new boat at Bella Coola by Samson Mack, desinged by Ed Monk, Seattle,' he reports. WF Nov 1947: 24
-Built from plans by Ed Monk of Seattle. Bought by John Parkyn of Campbell River in 1953. (Ed Monk and the Tradition of Classic Boats, Oliver 1998 pp 45, 48)
1992 owner: A. John Parkyn, Campbell River
2012 owner: A. J Parkyn, Quathiaski Cove
195807
Bonnie Jane 1961 Sointula
37'

1992 owner:P. Salon, Port McNeil
Registration closed April 10 2003
314757
Bonnie K. 1950 Prince Rupert Johnson, John Heitman 34'
John Johnson, Prince Rupert Registered June 16, 1951
1953 owner: John Johnson, Prince Rupert
1985, 2007 owner: Ivan Goodwin, Prince Rupert
193712 Prince Rupert
Boomer 1947 Bella Coola
29.0 x 8.4 x 4.5

1953 owner: Walter Corkum, Vancouver
(not in 1992 list)
195423 Vancouver
Booth No. 1 1946 Sea Island
30.6x8.5x3.4

1948 owner: Booth Logging Co., Vancouver 177757
Borgen 1939 Massett
33.9'

1953 owner: Sivert Sivertson, Prince Rupert 194978 Prince Rupert
Borgund 1926 Prince Rupert
30.5x9.9x4.1

1938, 1953 owner: Anton Dybhavn, Prince Rupert 155173 Prince Rupert
Bounty No. 1 1944 Oona River Group, John 33 troller
1953 owner:Walter Thomlinson, Prince Rupert
[not on my Oona R. list.]
1954: had Bendix Echo Sounder installed by Frank Parlette of Rupert Radio and Electric (WF Aug(?) 1954: 32
1985 owner: O. Mostad, Fulford Harbour
Registry closed November 20, 1991.
194986 Prince Rupert / Nanaimo
Bowen 1946 Sea Island
29.5x8.9x2.6

1948 owner: Sannie Transportation Co. Vancouver 177606
Brant
Oona River Quist, Emil


30-32' double-ender

Brant 2
Oona River Quist, Emil


30-32' double-ender

Breezeway 1964 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Boatyard Ltd Wahl 33'

1985, 1992 owner: H. Vanderwiel, Prince Rupert
Registration closed Feb 17, 1992
320890 Prince Rupert
Bremsnes 1927 Prince Rupert Larsen, Albert? 29.3x9.0x3.5

(Bremsnes is a village in Norway)
1938, 1953 owner: Albert Larsen, Prince Rupert
155177 Prince Rupert
Bripak 1971 Bella Bella
54 Fb
1985 owner: Bripak fishing co. Vancouver 345248 Vancouver
Brockton Isle 1967 Quatsino
38'

1985 owner: Otto Botel, Quatsino 328891 Vancouver
Broughton I 1927 Alert Bay Kawaguchi, T.? 42.4x11.7x5.6

1938 owner: Chosuke Nakamura, Alert Bay 154383 Vancouver
Broughton II 1927 Alert Bay Kawaguchi, T. 42.8x12.3x5.7 seine
1938 owner: Chosuke Nakamura, Alert Bay
1985, 1992 owner: D. Tarkanen, Sointula
2012 owner in Duncan
154644 Vancouver
Bruce II 1924 Cow Bay Pilling, William 18 x 5.5 launch Dr. J. Maguire v-bottom hull. 5 hp Cailee-Perfection engine. PRDN May 1311924.

Brunette 1890 New Westminster Brunette Mills 56.9x13.8x7.5 tug
1938 owner: Murray Cliff, Vancouver 94902 Vancouver
Brutus
Oona River Group, John 32




Buddy (ex M. Lewis) 1924 Metlakatla
42.6 x 10.6 x 4.0

1938, 1953 owner: Nelson Bros.
1938 listed as Buddy, with note: "Formerly M. Lewis and foreign name Leader"
153152 Prince Rupert
Bum 1920 Ketchikan
35.6x9.8x4.8

Foreign name Wave
1938 owner: Winnie Pierce, Prince Rupert
158752 Prince Rupert
Bussey 1945 Cow Bay Prince Rupert Crawley & Didricksen Cow Bay Boatworks 34'
Henry E. Ryan Chrysler 115 hp PRDN Mar 30, 1946
Powered with a Crown engine WF May46:16
1948 owner: Cyril Doheny, Victoria
1985, 2012 owner: E. Leo, Kyuquot
176088 Victoria
Butterball 1965 Sointula
32'

1985, 1992 owner: D. Grafton, Port McNeil
Registration closed Nov 2, 1995
323311 Vancouver