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Sweeney's Fleet


Acadian Pal

Swordfishing Vessel

Blt. 1956 by A. F. Theriault & Sons, Meteghan River, N.S.

Accuracy

Ex. Werra II

MV Cargo Ship

Blt. 1929, McKay, W. C., Shelburne, N.S.

Ole Kent 1942-1946

Captained by: Capt. Crouse , Capt. Jack Ashford

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Adventurer


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Adventurer II

Scallop

MV

Blt. 1970

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Alvena

Freighter (Sail)

4-Masted Schooner

Blt. 1939

Sold ca. 1939

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Amacita

MV

Blt. 1932

Solda 1932 to Pictou County

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Ambassador

Scallop

Blt. 1970

Anna D.

Blt. 1932, Meteghan, N.S.

Capt. Stan Collins Last Trip: Engineer George Surrette, Wireless opperator Bob Empy, Deck Hands: Henri LeBlanc (Wedgeport), Jim Hubbard (Wedgeport), Ches Vallis, Clarence [Cabbage] Allen (Yarmouth) Notes from J. d'Entremont "Notes from All Over": Vessle was reputed to be named after Capt. Collins girl friend Anna Doucette. Allen says Collins chartered Anna D. from Sweeney as a Rum Runner 

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Anna E. Campers

Blt. 1963 by A. F. Theriault & Sons, Megeghan 

Longlineing for halibut. Longlineing for swordfish. Burned on the fishing banks, November 11th ???? 

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Apohaqui

Ole Kent 1928

Capt. Roland Williams Mar. 1937, Capt. Jack Ashford Mar. 1937 Engineer Oland Kent Mar. 1937 

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Aristocrat

M.V. Cargo Ship

Blt. 1932, Meteghan, N.S.

Arthur D. Maxwell


Arthur F.


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Barbara J. Howell


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Beatrice L.

Blt. 1931, Meteghan River, N.S. 

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Bernardo

M.V. Cargo Ship

Blt. 1929 J. B. Robichau, Meteghan, N.S. 

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Bernard N. Seeley

Capt. Rose Started longlining for ground fish, changed over to longlining swordfish about 1970

Bought in 1979 Grounded on Bakers Island as an addition to their island property. Later caught on fire, vandalized and abandonded.

Cavalier No. I

Blt. 1964 Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth

Gross Tons: 186

Total Length: 103

Register Number: 322906

Capt. Randolph d'Entremont, 1968

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Centennial


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Challenger III

 Blt. 1962, Meteghan River, N.S.

Builder: A. F. Theriault

Home Port: Yarmouth

Owner: Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Limited

Gross Tons: 146.09

Dimensions: L 90.5’ or with O.A. 97’ B 23’ 6” D 10’ 3”

Register Number: 318882

Capt. Max Fiander
In the period of 1970-1972 the following was done: Unrigged from scolloping, rigged for swordfish longlineing for Captain Max Fiander, unrigged from longlineing swordfish, rerigged for scolloping again. Sold to Wedgeport. Recommissioned November 1979 Master April 1980: Andrew d’Eon of Tusket 

CLaude L. Sanderson

Btl. 1965, Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth

Gross Tons: 189

Total Length: 102

Register Number: 323795

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Commodore IV

Blt. 1963, Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth

Gross Tons: 176

Total Length: 102

Register Number: 320378

Capt. Leslie d'Entremont, 1968

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Connoiseur

Tug Boat

Blt. 1931, Meteghan, N.S.

Capt. Mike Petite, Jan. 1937

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Continental

Seiner

 Blt. 1963, Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth
Gross Tons: 186

Total Length: 102

Register Number: 320392

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Coquette

 Blt. 1965, Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth

Gross Tons: 195

Scallop Dragger

When the Flying Spray caught fire off Liverpool in October 1966, her 16-man crew abandoned ship and were picked up by the Coquette, of which Captain Gordon Knock was the skipper.

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Courtney

M.V.

Blt. 1925, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Captain Hugh Setters

Suspected to have sunk off the Sandford coast of Nova Scotia with loss to all its men in December 1930

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Diplomat

Scallop Dragger

Launched February 26, 1964, Meteghan River

A. F. Theriault & Sons

24 ft. w. x 12 ft.

Captain Leslie d'Entremont of West Pubnico


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Dominion Halsyd

Capt. Munroe Jan. 1937, 1938

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Dominion Shipper

Cargo Ship

Blt. 1925

F. S.

Burgoyne

Mahone Bay, N.S.

Capt. Frank Welch Jan. 1937

Scrapped 1948-49

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Dominion Chief


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Dorothy G. Snow


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Dorothy & Ethel III

Later Barbara J. Howell

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Endeavor

103 ft, purse Seiner

Captain Leslie d'Entremont

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George & Earl


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Gertrude De Costa

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Grace & Ruby

Schooner

Named after Walter Sweeney's daughters Grace (Harding) and Ruby (Cooper)


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Game Cock

M. V. 

Rum Runner associated with the M.V. "Walter Jr."



Good Luck

Blt. 1926, McKay, W. C., Shelburne, N.S.

Cargo Ship, later swordfish


Gladys E. Sweeney

Cargo Ship

Blt. 1947

GT:422

Foundered off St. Shots Cove, Newfoundland, 1952

Capt. Percy Rafuse

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Inshore Fisherman


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Integrity I


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I Wonder


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Josie S.

Blt. 1961, Meteghan River, N.S.

A. F. Theriault & Sons

Home Port: Yarmouth

Named after the mother of Laurence Sweeney, Josie Sweeney

Gross Tons: 136

Total Length: 97

Register Number: 314583

Scallop Dragger

Captain Leslie d'Entremont

Josie S.

Blt. 1961, Meteghan River, N.S.

A. F. Theriault & Sons

Home Port: Yarmouth

Named after the mother of Laurence Sweeney, Josie Sweeney

Gross Tons: 136

Total Length: 97

Register Number: 314583

Scallop Dragger

Captain Leslie d'Entremont

J. E. Kinney

Requisitioned for war service, commissioned as the "General Schmidlin"

Joe Book

Longliner

Captain Sandy Nickerson, 1963

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Kirk & Sweeney

Later George & Earl

Start longlining for ground fish, changed over to longlining swordfish about 1969

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Karen Sweeney

Longliner

blt. 1962, Metaghan River, N.S

Home Port: Yarmouth, N.S.

Gross Tons: 143

Total Length: 102

Register Number: 320408

Capt. Max Fiander

Built for ground fish, later in the 1970s changed over to swordfishing with longliners.

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Kevin Sweeney

Blt. 1960, Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth

Gross Tons: 127

Total Length: 86

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Laurence Kent Sweeney

Requisitioned for Canadian War Service, commissioned as the "Eskimo"

 Kent Sweeney


Malbo

Ex. Norway

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Mary Patricia

Blt. 1961, Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth

Gross Tons: 149

Total Length: 86.3’

Register Number: 314569


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Maurice M.


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Mary Sweeney

Started longlining for ground fish, changed over to longlining swordfish about 1969. 

  Capt. Albert Parsons  

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Merry Widow

Blt. 1960, Meteghan River, N.S.

Home Port: Yarmouth

Gross Tons: 127

Total Length: 86.3’

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Miserinko

Fish house put on about 1966 for longlining ground fish. Changed to swordfish longlining about 1969. 

  Capt. Wilbur Mosher 

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Mizpah

Ex. Alex Johnson

Blt. 1931

Renamed 1951

M-522

Unfinished, Commissioned unnamed as M522

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Muir


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Maymere


Miss Reba O.

Blt. 1965 A. F. Theriault, Meteghan River, N.S.

Gross Tonnage: 193

Wooden Scollaper

Named after Miss Reba Onigman of Reba Fisheries, Boston. Miss Reba Onigman was W. L. Sweeney's Boston-U.S. representitive

Nova IV


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Patrick & Michael

A knockabout banker, trawler

Blt. 1920

Lost on the Hudson's Bay, 1928

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Patricia Sweeney


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Patricia S.


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Pick O'Sea


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Placentia


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Princess Arlene


Princess Pat


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Reciprocity


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Reine Marie Stewart

Freight (Sail)

4-Masted Barque

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Reo II

Blt. 1931, Meteghan, Nova Scotia

Rum Running vessel turned military vessel, commissioned as an auxillary minesweeper in WWII

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Sadie L. 


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Seretha


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Shanaliam

Captain James Schmeisser


South Wind


Stewart T. Salter


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Student Prince


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Student Prince II


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Tatamagouche


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Tenacity


Vegabond Prince


Velvet Lady


Walter Sweeney Jr.

Stranded at entrance of Tor Bay, N.S., 1934

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Winnie Anne


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W. D. Sweeney

Cargo Ship

Blt. 1942

GT: 392

Immediatly after her launching, she was taken into the Canadian Army, Water Transport Section, Commissioned "general drury, serving as a target towing vessel, 1944

Foundered 50nm NE Grand Turk, 1953


Whiteway

Schooner

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Woof


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