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The Centenary Project.  Built 1922  Arthur Moscrop: Designer & Builder  The LAST wooden-hulled, steam-powered working tugboat in North America.

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1 The Centenary Project

2  Built 1922  Arthur Moscrop: Designer & Builder  The LAST wooden-hulled, steam-powered working tugboat in North America

3  Objectives: Master  To properly repair/refit the Master in order to celebrate her Centennial in 2022 Master  To ensure that the Master will endure for another generation at least

4  Status of Master: ◦ A 90 year old wooden tug ◦ Needs some serious TLC!! ◦ Some extensive hull and machinery repairs required:  Aft bulwarks  Rim timber  Deck beams  Horn Timber  Upper Deck replacement  Wheelhouse Roof replacement  Shaft Bearings  Rudder Bearings ◦ On-going Machinery and Boiler maintenance

5  Mr. David Bradford, President

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14  Why should we keep this old tug afloat?  To properly acknowledge BC’s maritime heritage  To celebrate the founders of the BC Towing Industry  To publicly recognize the vital contribution of the towing industry to the BC economy

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16 Perfect Sponsors  The Members of CMC and the BCTOA are the Perfect Sponsors for this project: ◦ You ARE the towing industry in BC ◦ The S.S.MASTER is an icon of all that precedes your businesses today ◦ In order to garner more Government and general public support, we need to demonstrate strong and continuing industry support

17 5 Year  The 5 Year Plan: ◦ Raise $500,000 to deal with major repairs ◦ Raise app. $80-90,000 per year for minor repairs and operating expenses ◦ Build Public and Government awareness of the importance of this vessel to BC and Canadian history 10 Year  The 10 Year Plan:  Raise $100,000-$125,000 per year for ongoing repairs and refits to ensure completeness of work  Participate in as many events as possible to raise Centennial awareness Centenary Celebration in 2022  Have a huge Centenary Celebration in 2022

18 Assumptions: BCTOA support will be unanimous! 300 or more individuals in the industry will donate $100/year “Other” marine industries will commit $15,000+/year Public Support will grow as the Centenary approaches Heritage Canada can be persuaded that this is a worthy project

19 We are asking all CMC Members to sponsor the major repair work…

20 TEAM  As a TEAM, let’s make this happen! Ph


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