The Tugboat Project

Logging on the Gatineau River is an important part of Cantley's history; its symbol, the tugboat, proudly serves as emblem on the Cantley flag and logo. We want to feature our own original tugboat, restoring it from its current location on the shore of the Gatineau River (at the base of Parc Mary-Anne-Phillips) to a place of honour, in Parc Mary-Anne-Phillips, where it would stand, silhouetted against the Outaouais skyline and the ripples of the river. It will take moving it from its current location on the river shoreline to the park's highest point of the park directly above, then landscaping, integrating artifacts to create a unique children's play area, making an observation deck for the incredible view and installing plaques explaining our history. We think, with the Municipality's support, our efforts will enable us to create a unique place in Cantley, a focal point for our history, and a place to be enjoyed by all ages.

The Tugboat Project
Contractor pumping the liquid from the tugboat's interior.
The Tugboat Project
March 2011 showing the tugboat against the slope.

Other related projects.