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CCGS Samuel Risley

CCGS Samuel Risley is a Type 1050 medium tender/icebreaker, registered to Ottawa, ON but homeported in Parry Sound, ON.

 

Primary duties are tending navigation aids and bouys through the spring-autumn navigational season, and breaking ice throughout the Great Lakes in the winter months.

 

Samuel Risley is capable of moving steadily through ice up to 28" thick (84cm) and can break through ridges of ice up to approximately 13 feet thick (396cm).

 

The ship was built in 1985 at Vito Steel Boat & Barge Ltd., in Delta, BC.

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Taken on August 31, 2008