Former CCGS Simcoe makes its way upstream on the St. Lawrence River en route to Northern Georgian Bay.
|Namesake:||John Graves Simcoe|
|Operator:||Canadian Coast Guard|
|Port of registry:||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Builder:||Canadian Vickers, Montreal|
|Class & type:||1000|
|Type:||Buoy tender/Light Icebreaker|
|Tonnage:||361 tonnes (397.93 short tons)|
|Displacement:||961 tonnes (1,059.32 short tons)|
|Length:||54.6 m (179 ft 2 in)|
|Beam:||11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)|
|Draft:||3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)|
|Range:||5,000 nmi (9,300 km)|
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The CCGS Simcoe, built in 1962, was one of the longest serving vessels in the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Fleet at 45 years. It was the last ship of the original official Coast Guard fleet, created in 1962 to be decommissioned. An earlier vessel named Simcoe was launched in 1909.
Remaining operational for 45 years, the Simcoe was finally decommissioned and renamed (decommissioning number) 2007-01. The vessel was sold and is currently being used as hotel accommodations in northern Georgian Bay..
Simcoe served a very long career operating out of Prescott, Ontario.