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Updated September 17, 2012
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Name Date Built Where builit Builder Length Type Original Owner Notes Official No. Port of Registry
O. F. No. 1 1911 Ocean Falls
90.3x28.8x7.6 Scow-Chd Pacific Mills
141016 Vancouver
O. F. No. 2 1911 Ocean Falls
89.3x30.1x7.6 Scow-Chd Pacific Mills
141017 Vancouver
O.B. 1 1939, 1943 Vancouver/ Sointula
39x12x5
O'Brien Logging 1941, 1948 owners: O'Brien logging.
Rebuilt at Sointula in 1943 following recovery as a wreck.
171784 Vancouver
Oak Isle 1962 Prince Rupert Wahl 31
Howard Pierce, Prince Rupert
Built for Howard Pierce of Prince Rupert, who named it after Oak Island in Nova Scotia. He and his wife moved to Prince Rupert from Nova Scotia in 1952. Howard also worked at Wahl's when he wasn't fishing.
1985 owner: S. Renshaw, Qualicum Beach
1992 owner: Randall McCooeye, Denman Island
2006 owner: Denman Island
2008: registration suspended

313083 Vancouver
Ocabby 1951 Dodge Cove Wahl
gillnet Teo Okabe Teo Okabe interview, North Pacific Cannery Archives

Ocean Blue (ex Oona R.) 1955 Prince Rupert Hanson / Pierce 56 longline / packer Red Pierce Built in Oona River for Red Pierce as a longliner/packer. Converted to seiner.
1985 owner: Canadian Fishing Co. reg. length = 46
1992 owner (Ocean Blue): Jim Pattison Enterprises
Major refit over the winter 2005-2006 at Gronlund Boatworks in Richmond. (Mariner Life, April 28, 2006, p. 39.)
2012 owner in Vancouver
198570 Vancouver
Ocean Foam 1966 Prince Rupert Wahls, Prince Rupert Boatyard 38

1985, 1992 owner: E. Edwards, Uclulet
2012 owner in Victoria
327855 Vancouver
Ocean Island /Serena Joye 1979 Prince Rupert Goolrup Hulls Ltd 72 Fb
1985 owner: Blue Star Enterprises, Vancouver 383909 Prince Rupert
Ocean Mist (ex Western Spray) 1927 Victoria Yoneda, Tomataro


Previously named Hope of Sechart
1941 owner: Nelson Brothers
1948 owner: George Perdia, Vancouver
2012 owner: R & N Resources, Saanichton
153330 Vancouver
Ocean Producer 1964 Sidney Canoe Cove 13.53m

1992 owner: Pacific Ocean Producer Ltd, Nanaimo
2012 owner in Victoria
322074 Nanaimo
Ocean Quest 1965 Prince Rupert Wahl 34

1985 owner: Pacific North Coast Native Co-op, Prince Rupert
Registration closed April 12, 1990
Image Link (UBC Fisherman Publishing Collection

320905 Prince Rupert
Ocean Raider (ex Carol O.) 1947 Sushartie Bay CHOLBERG SHIPYARDS 36.5x10.3x5.1

Registered 1949 08 10
1953 owner: T. Ostby, New Westminster
1985 owner: Adventure Fishing, Vancouver
1992 owner: John Harper, Parksville
2007 owner in Victoria
Registration closed Jan 23 2012
190952
New Westminster
Ocean Roamer 1965 Prince Rupert Wahls 51
Frank Amstutz, Nanaimo 1985, 1992 owner: R. Whittaker, North Vancouver
Registration closed February 8, 1999
323500 Nanaimo
Ocean Tigress (ex Northern Sunset) 1979 Prince Rupert Dodge Cove Boatyards (Iver Wahl) 41

1985, 1992 owner: Tiger Fish, Port Moody
2003, 2012 owner in Port Coquitlam
392893 Prince Rupert
Ocean Tradar (ex Arctic I; Imperiuse) 1937 Victoria / Prince Rupert
41.5

Rebuilt Prince Rupert 1945
1953 owner: Percy Pierce, Prince Rupert
became Ocean Tradar. Registration closed February 18, 1991
126513 Prince Rupert
Odin





(in Cow Bay: DN Oct. 2/21)


Odny 1938 Prince Rupert
41.2x12.2x4.9

1938, 1953 owner: John Kjendahl, Prince Rupert 170537 Prince Rupert
Oh Baby





Capt. Myhill-Jones
left with a party to unknown destinations.(DN Nov 19/21)
taking skaters across to Salt Lakes (DN Nov. 26/21)
been busy taking skaters. (DN Jan 21, 1922)


Old Chum
1954 Oona River Tysse, Rasmus 38 troller
Oona R. info says 43 troller with seine boat style stern.
1992 owner: Richard Gilker, Prince Rupert
2012 owner in Madeira Park
195766 Prince Rupert
Oldfield 1938 Lewis Island Rosang, Emil 41.0x13.2x5.0 halibut Paul Rosang Last boat built by Emil Rosang
source: V. Garreson interview, 1983
1938, 1953 owners: Paul and Carl Rosang, Lewis Island BC
1959: Rebuilt at Wahls, Fairview: new keel, 10 ft added amidshipss, new deck, pilothouse and stern. (PRDN Dec 31, 1959)
1985 owner, Seabolt Fishing Ltd. North Vancouver (reg. length = 51 )
2006, 2012 owner in Tofino
170535 Prince Rupert
Olfara of Cape Scott 1985 Port Hardy
34 pleasure
1992 owner: Genflo Enterprises, North Vancouver
Registration closed February 23, 2001
805057 Nanimo
Olive W. 1921 Prince Rupert
25.5x7.7x3.7

1927 owner: Frank T. Sanders, Digby Island 152917 Vancouver
Olympia No. 3 (ex Dorothy Engvick) 1921 Prince Rupert
33.5 x 10.5 x 4.7

1927 0wner: Engvick Ltd, Vancouver
Source: 1927 List of Shipping
Capt. A. J. Engvick of the packer Dorothy Engvick is back in town after summer packing on the West Coast. Roy Olen was his engineer this year. They habe been overhauling the engine. WF Dec 1942
1948, 1953 owner (Olympia No. 3): Johan Wolff, Vancouver
153289 Vancouver
One Button (ex Viking Raider; became Carrie Ann) 1971 Prince Rupert Wahl


1985 list as Viking Raider ex One Button
1992 owner (Carrie Ann): R. C. Clifton, Prince Rupert
Registration closed November 15, 1994
344752 Prince Rupert
Oona Maid 1964 Oona River Letts, Fred 31 Gillnet Freddie Letts 1992 owner: Freddie Letts, Oona River
2012 owner in Prince Rupert
320884 Prince Rupert
Oona R. (became Ocean Blue) 1955 Prince Rupert Hanson / Pierce 56 longline / packer Red Pierce Built in Oona River for Red Pierce as a longliner/packer. Converted to seiner.
1985 owner: Canadian Fishing Co. reg. length = 46
1992 owner (Ocean Blue): Jim Pattison Enterprises
Major refit over the winter 2005-2006 at Gronlund Boatworks in Richmond. (Mariner Life, April 28, 2006, p. 39.)
2012 owner in Vancouver
198570 Vancouver
Orca G. 1926 Sointula Toivo Aro
41 seine

Originally named Orca Gladiator
Original owners were a cooperative group at Sointula
1938, 1941 owner: Senkichi Fukuyama, Vancouver (Burrard Inlet Fishing Co.)
1942 - confiscated
1948 - 1961 owner: J H Todd
1949: Fishing for Klemtu Cannery
1977 owner: Thomas (Bud) Yeatman, Quathiaski Cove
1985, 1992 owner: Ocean Fisheries
2004 owner: D. Gilbert, Nanaimo
Registration closed August 8 2011
2012 - at Cowichan Bay
Read more about the Orca G. here.

153165 Vancouver
Orion IV 1954 Ocean Falls
36

1985, 1992 owner: D. Gibson, Vancouver 198080 Vancouver
Oshio 1926 Prince Rupert
39x11x4.8
Packers Shipping Co 1927 owners: Packers Steamship Co.
1938, 1953 owner: BC Packers
153156 Prince Rupert
Oshio II 1927 Prince Rupert Suga? 37.3x10.1x3.6
Suga, Ushizo 1927 owner: Ushizo Suga, Prince Rupert
"Under charter for the seaon, Suga's seine boat Osio II left this weekend for down the coast to fish and pack out of Klemtu cannery." PR Daily News June 25, 1927.
Not in 1930 List of Shipping
154518 Prince Rupert
Oslo 1914 Seattle WA
49

Foreign name: Valorous
1923: Valorous noted as arriving at Prince Rupert with halibut. (PRDN Feb 24, 1923)
1941, 1948 owner (Oslo) Aksel Olsen, Prince Rupert
1954 owner: Julius Johnson
1985, 1992 owner: D. Rea, Vancouver
2012 owner in Heriot Bay
(Online registry says built at Harbour Boat Builders, Vancouver; perhaps it was rebuilt there)

153307 Prince Rupert
Osum I. 1923 Cow Bay Suga
halibut Suga Built by Suga in the yards on Bone Yard Creek. PRDN Feb 17, 1923
PRDN Jan 31, 1925


Osumi 1921 Prince Rupert
30.0 x 9.6 x 4.6

1930, 1941 owner: Hichisaburo Kameda, Port Essington
1942 - confiscated
1948 owner: BC Packers
1953 owner: Peter Antoniuk, Prince Rupert
150576 Prince Rupert
P & C
Lewis Island Rosang, Emil
troller Emil Rosang source: V. Garreson notes, 1983

P. Doreen 1915 Prince Rupert
43.5 x 11 x 4.8

Henry T. Doiron and Peter Dorion (sic; m/b Doreen) 1916 List of Vessels.
1941, 1948 owner: Leon Sandvar, Prince Rupert
Rebuilt 1942
1953 owner: Sverre Larsen, Prince Rupert
134220 Prince Rupert
P. R. T. No. 1 (became Norwest I) 1914 Prince Rupert
57.2 x 14.3 x 7.9
Prince Rupert Towing Co. 1921 owner (PRT No. 1): Deep C. Fisheries Ltd, Prince Rupert
1938 owner (Norwest 1): Northwest Towing Co., Vancouver
134215 Prince Rupert / Vancouver
P.E. 30, P.E. 36 to P.E. 71
Port Edward Tasaka
gillnet



P.M. III 1920 Ocean Falls
38.0 x 11.3 x 4.9
Pacific Mills Source: 1930 List of Shipping

Pacific Invader 1968 Prince Rupert Wahl 37

1985, 1992 owner: Loligo Enterprises, Victoria
Closed July 6, 2000
328998 Vancouver
Pacific Pearl 1956 Dollarton Matsumoto & Sons 64

1992 owner: Pacific Pearl Fishing Co, Alert Bay
2012 owner in Hartley Bay
188340 Vancouver
Pacific Provider 1966 Prince Rupert Wahl Boat Yard Ltd. 37

1985, 2012 owner: R. Burns, Surrey 326696 Nanaimo
Pacific Searcher (ex Svalbard No. 1) 1947 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Drydock 41

1948 owner: Harold Simonsen, Vancouver
1953 owner: Albert Tapley, Vancouver
renamed Pacific Searcher (new registry in 1989)
1992 owner: James Spooner, Delta
2008, 2012 owners in Vancouver, Delta
176800 Prin ce Rupert
Pacific Standard

Wick, Ole


Iver Johanson Interview

Pacific Sun (ex R. H. I) 1931 Prince Rupert Suehiro 35

1953 owner (RHI): J. H. Todd & Sons
1985 owner: Viola Hurford, West Vancouver
1992 owner:John MacDonald, Ucluelet
Registration closed January 12, 2006
156823 Vancouver
Pacific Surf 1949 Prince Rupert
40.0x12.4x5.2

1953 owner: Keith Phillipson, Prince Rupert 190085 Prince Rupert
Pacific Troller 1947 Prince Rupert, Cow Bay Crawley Didricksen Cow Bay Boatworks 34 troller
Registered May 3, 1947
1948, 2006 owner: Olav Rysstad, Prince Rupert
2012 owner in Prince Rupert
176798 Prince Rupert
Pagan Isle 1963 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Boatyard Ltd Wahl 37

1985, 1992 owner: Charda Enterprises, Campbell River
2012 owner on Denny Island
313089 Prince Rupert
Pair of Jacks (became Mitkof) 1918 Prince Rupert
46.2x12.0x6.3

1921 owner: John Iverson, Prince Rupert
1938 owner (Pair of Jacks): Alfred Jacobsen, Prince Rupert
1953 owner: Henry Robins and Norman Nelson, Vancouver
141273 Prince Rupert
Pal II (became Prairie Gull) 1939 Prince Rupert Matsumoto, I. Y. 41

1941, 1953 owner: George Pallister, Winter Harbour
1985, 1992 owner (Pal II): P. Schrader, Vancouver
2006 owner in Vancouver
172022 Vancouver
Palander I ( became Jay Tee) 1929 Prince Rupert Kamura, K. 37

1938 owner: John Dybhavn, Prince Rupert
1941 owner: Thmas Dybhavn, Prince Rupert
1948 owner: Einar Anderson, Vancouver
1953 owner (Palander I): Angell Anderson, Vancouver
1985 owner: J. White, Roberts Creek
2008 owner in Roberts Creek
155158 Vancouver
Palico 1940 Vancouver Baba 21.5x7.0x3.4

1941 owner: Pacific Lime Co. Vancouver
1948 owner: Rosebank Transport, Vancouver
Registration closed June 10 2010
172552 Vancouver
Palida 1963 Prince Rupert Wahl Boat Yard Ltd. 1963

1985 owner: D. Goodsell, Comox
1992 owner: Norman Kershaw, Richmond
2006 owner: Richmond
313097 Prince Rupert
Panda No. 2 (ex Edward Wahl) 1945 Dodge Cove Wahls 40
H. E. Henry Wahl Chrysler 11 [sic. prob s/b 110 hp] PRDN Mar 30, 1946
1948 owner: Otto Olsen, Vancouver
1953 owner (Panda No. 2): Arthur Fenwick, Victoria
1985, 1992 owner: K. Farrington, Haney
Registration closed May 29, 1998
175460 Victoria
Paragon I




Wick brothers, Prince Rupert mentioned PRDN Mar 26, 1963

Parma 1904, 1921, 1947 North Vancouver, Prince Rupert



Formerly Constance B. and Maple Leaf.
1948 owner (Parma): Otto Morner, Sidney
1953 owner: Harold Helland, Prince Rupert
116788 Vancouver
Pauline V. (became Big Bear) 1946 Dodge Cove Wahl, Edward 40
Chris Viktil see WF May 1946:24.
1953 owner: Chris Viktil, Prince Rupert
1985 owner: Skidegate
1992 owner (Pauline V): Rennie Marr, Queen Charlotte City
2006 owner in Port Alberni
2012 owner (Big Bear) in Sooke
176244 Prince Rupert
Pauline W. 1927 Prince Rupert



1938 owner: Noah Paul, Hesquiat
1941 owner: Nootka Packing Co.
1948 owner: Canadian Fishing Co.
154515 Prince Rupert
Pearl Harbor 1927 Port Simpson Gosnell, Tom 38.5 x 12.7 x 5.2 seine Tom Gosnell [?] At Suehiro yard having engine installed and finishing touches put on. PR Daily News Jy 30, 1927.
1930, 1938 owner: Canadian Fishing Co.
1941, 1948 owner: Alfred Cloutier, Butedale
154701 Prince Rupert
Penny Lynn 1946 Rivers Inlet Gildersleve, G. H. 34.8x10.3x4.2

1948 owner: George Gildersleve, Provincial Cannery, Rivers Inlet
1953 owner: Richard G. Gildersleve, Bella Coola
1992 owner: Glen Anderson, Holberg
2008, 2012 owner in Comox
178038 Vancouver
Pentowna 1926 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Drydock 121.7x22.0x8.9 steel tug
PR Dry Dock hull # 10.Built in 1926 to operate as a ferry on Okanagan Lake. The twin-screw motor vessel was prefabricated and constructed in Prince Rupert and Kelowna, and in 1937 was rebuilt as a tug. The vessel is preserved at Peachland, B.C.
1953 owner: Canadian National Railways
2008 owner in Kelowna
153253 Vancouver
Peril Bay 1968 Queen Charlotte City
34

1992 owner:Patrick McDonald, Queen Charlotte City
Registration closed November 10, 2010
344758 Prince Rupert
Peter M. 1912 Sea Island
34

1921, 1938 owner: Pete Stanovich, Vancouver 141197 Vancouver
Petrel C 1959 Oona River Letts 32
Fred Letts Letts used a half model to build the frames.
1985 owner: Robert Wayne Letts, Oona River.
311899 Prince Rupert
Philern 1940 Prince Rupert
34

1941 owner: Ernest Lair, Carlisle Cannery
1948, 1953 owner: Norman Sears, Gabriola Island (Vancouver registry)
1985 owner: A. Craighead, Sechelt
1992 owner: Sea Nymph Sea Farms, Vancouver
Closed Sept. 28, 1995
172381 Vancouver, Nanaimo
Pillar Bay 1923 Prince Rupert
31.5x9.3x4.4

1953 owner: Albert Kiistner, Prince Rupert 195762 Prince Rupert
Polar Bear (ex Kiltik) 1914 Namu
56.7 x 14.6 x 7.2
Draney Fisheries Ltd 1916 owner: Draney Fisheries
1921 owner: Northern BC Fisheries
1927 owner: Lord Leavell Fishing Ltd, Vancouver
1938, 1941 owner (Polar Bear): Polar Towing Co., Vancouver
1948 owner: Straits Towing & Salvage, Victoria
1953 owner: Jack McGuin, Sidney
134106 Vancouver
Polyprop (became Ashley-Em) 1969 Heriot Bay Lloyd McIlwain, Heriot Bay 31
L. McIlwain 1985, 1992 owner: L. McIlwain, Heriot Bay
2012 owner (Ashley-Em) in Heriot Bay
331008 Nanaimo
Porcher 49 1946 Prince Rupert Wahl 31 gillnetter Chester Bolton 1946: powered with25-45 Red Wing. (WF June 1946: 32)


Porcher Island 1956 Dollarton
32

1992 owner: Raymon Taylor, Victoria
Registration closed June 27, 1994
188650 Victoria
Port Essington





1954: Charlie Clarke was born in Tacoma, Wash. and served for 2 1/2 years in the navy during the first world war. He started fishing in 1914, later purchasing his own boat the Port Essington, now owned and skippered by Captain Martin Carr. (WF Jy 1954:28)
Image link (Fisherman Publishing Society Collection, UBC)


Porter Idaho 1927 Prince Rupert



1938 owner: Porter Idaho Mining Co. Vancouver 154717
Pride (ex Stalin) 1946 Cow Bay Wick, Ole 41.4x11.6x4.5 troller Frank Amstutz Launched Jan 4, 1946. Got caught up going down the ways, had to be pulled off by a truck on the Cow Bay bridge. PRDN Jan 5, 1946
Amstutz prev. lived in Pender Harbour and Butedale. Also has Redfern No. 1. (WF March 1946:36.
1948, 1953 owner (Pride) Frank Amstutz, Prince Rupert.
1985 owner: E. Erickson, Surrey
1992 owner: Eric Walters, Richmond
Registration closed, May 28, 1999
176090 Vancouver
Pride II 1945 Prince Rupert Wahl 31 troller D. Brown, Skidegate 1946: D. Brown of Skidegate had the 35-foot troller Pride No. 2 in [Wahls boatyard] for repairs. WF June 1946:44
1953: Dwyer Brown; 30-40 hp Easthope; 20 Watt 6 v. Norpak radiotelephone (WF Feb 54:26)
1985, 1992 owner: Lloyd Moody, Skidegate
Closed May 28, 2001
320896 Prince Rupert
Pride of Japan




W. Suga entered in a power boat race. PR Daily News, Sept 16, 1922

Primrose No. 1 1947 Cow Bay Crawley Didricksen Cow Bay Boatworks 37.6x11.5x4.8 halibut Bert Sheppard launched Ap 5, 1947
1948 owner: Bert Sheppard
177972 Prince Rupert
Prince Olaf 1909 Port Essington Orwig 28.8 x 9 x 3
Orwig, Thorsten M., Port Essington 1938 owner: T. Orwig, Port Essington 126611 Prince Rupert
Privateer II (ex Bonnie L.) 1959 Prince Rupert Rolland Lewis, Prince Rupert 29 pleasure
1992 owner: Michael Alton, North Vancouver
Registered (Privateer) 1970-01-14
2012 owner in Campbell River
311898 Vancouver
Promise Isle 1962 Prince Rupert
42

1985, 1992 owner: Promise Isle Fishing, Campbell River
Closed May 23, 2000
313070 Prince Rupert
Provincial 1912 Port Essington
46.0 x 11.4 x 4.8
Provincial Cannery 1938 owner: Provincial Caning Co.
Prince Rupert
Ptarmigan 1911
Taylor, Rufus 36
Rufus Taylor The new boat Ptarmigan now at the Marine wharf being engined is the first power boat ever constructed throughout of the famous Porcher Is. yellow cedar which has been sent as far as the coast of Maine to be used in yacht building. Mr. Rufus Taylor who practically built her himself designed her on the model of the Gulf of Mexico sailing boats, Mr. Taylor being a native of Florida. Her length is overall 36 , beam 9 6 with 5 6 headroom in her house forward. Built to face hard weather, the P. is seaworthy in appearance. Her polished cedar deck is strong, and battened down with tight hatches she will ride heavy seas. Her steering gear and engine levers are handled amidships and she carries mast and sails. An 8 hp Standard engine will give her a good working speed and she will be used in fishing and hunting trips. Her value is $1600. Taylor was for several years chief engineer to the BC Packers Assoc. on the Skeena River. He now lives on Porcher and will take a pre-emption there shortly. (DN Oct. 11, 1911)



Pyeluco (ex Tugaway) 1927 Eburne Takajiro Baba


2012 owners in Gibsons 154355 Vancouver
Qitonsta 1927 Prince Rupert McLeans 45.9x11.7x4.3

1930 owner: Gosse Packing Co.
1938, 1941 owner: BC Packers
1948, 1953 owner: Matthew Hill, Kitkatla
1954: Ernie HIll of Hartley Bay ... had a nice load in [Butedale] on his packer Qitonsta, which now looks like a new boat since Wahl s shipyards at Dodge Cove rebuilt it this spring. Ernies boat is powered by 65 HP Caterpillar. (WF July 1954: 58) [pic]
154505 Prince Rupert
Qitonsta 1968 Prince Rupert Wahl 47 seine Ernie Hill, Hartley Bay Registered May 21, 1968.
Longtime owner: Ernie Hill Sr., Hartley Bay
Picture in Prince Rupert Archives
327160 Prince Rupert
Quashala 1938 Alert Bay
37

1938, 1948 owner: Frank Bellham, Allison Harbour
1985 owner: T. Gustafson, Campbell River
Registration closed May 22, 1990
170940 Vancouver
Queen Bee 1941 Cow Bay Matusmoto 28 x 8 Pleasure Matusmoto built over the winter for their own use. 78 hp Chrysler Ace engine. To be launched Feb. 16. PRDN Feb 15, 1941.

Queen Charlotte 1895 Massett
52 x 16 x 5.5 Schnr-Glt
1916 owner: A. Brown, Massett 103476 Victoria
Queen Charlotte Star 1987 Sandspit Marcel Vesti, Sandspit 54 pleasure
1992, 2012 owner: Marcel Vesti, Sandspit 807739 Victoria
Queenstown




Matthew Hill, Kitkatla PRDN Dec 18, 1935.

Quill (ex Charger) 1967 Prince Rupert Wahl 32 tug
1992 owner (Quill): Quill Fishing Enterprises, Prince Rupert
Registration closed September 24, 2003.
327146 Prince Rupert
Quota, The (ex Minnie V) 1916 Prince Rupert
31.2x8.4x3.1

Registered 1929
1938, 1953 owner: Alfred Benson, Prince Rupert
1963 owner: John Moran, Vancouver
1992 owner (Quota): Lock Fiveland, Skidegate
Registration closed April 9, 2001.
155159 Prince Rupert