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The following article first appeared in The Echo of Cantley Volume 27 no 1, July 2015. This article is made available for the enjoyment of others with the express permission of the Echo of Cantley.

Award of Honour for Cantley's Tugboat Team

By Margaret Phillips

The Gatineau Valley Historical Society (GVHS) presented awards to both Mary Holmes and Margaret Phillips for their work on local history at the annual GVHS dinner and book launch on May 27 at Mont Cascades Golf Club. We are especially proud that Cantley's "Tugboat Team" was given the award of honour, " appreciation for your efforts to restore and preserve the E. Champagne and for transforming it into the focal point of a magnificent and creative historical community space for the Cantley community."

Cantley's restored tugboat, complete with interpretative plaques, is located in Parc Mary-Anne-Phillips, 47 chemin Summer. Visitors welcome!

Cantley 1889's Tugboat Team accepting the GVHS "Award of Honour", from left to right - David Snider, Steve Harris, Margaret Phillips, Caroline Marchand, Robert Grenier. Not shown - Michael Rosen, Michel Martel, Wes Darou, Murray Bell and the many volunteers who helped with the tugboat project.


Mary Holmes, after accepting the GVHS "Certificate of Commendation" from Bob McClelland, for her assistance in "making known the history and heritage of the Gatineau Valley through sharing your writings images, research, and your broad knowledge of the community."


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