boat0001Freighter Coastal Creek
aka Saskatoon 1910-1927
Rosemount 1927-1937
Willowbranch 1937-WWII
Empire Tadpole WWII-1950
Basingcreek 1950
Coastal Creek 1950-1970

This canaller was built in 1910 by the Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., of Great Britain and originally named Saskatoon and sold to Canada Steamship Lines. She saw action in both World Wars as a bulk fuel carrier. After serving in the Second World War as the Empire Tadpole, she returned to Canada as Coastal Creek. She transported bulk petroleum products up the St. Lawrence until 1970.


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