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Fictitious Tugboat Character Goes Live In Canada Yard

Philip Snyder is president of Snyder sel will be framed out with steamed challenges for the project to date was

Shipyard, and has worked there since frames, and plank on frames, which getting the timber, as the shape of the 1966, serving as a master shipbuilder means it will be built in the traditional bow and stern demanded some very since 1972. He notes that the new ves- 1 style. He said that one of the biggest large wood.

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Theodore Tug- boat, the star of a live-action animated children's television series for pre-school children, is going live at a shipyard in

Canada. A life- size replica of

Theodore Tugboat — dubbed Theodore Too! — is currently under construction at Snyder's Shipyard near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, an area renowned for turning out wooden boat legends. Designed by Fred Allen and naval Architect Marius Lengkeek, the new vessel is scheduled to be launched in the fall.

The show — which is hosted by for- mer Mamas & the Papas' rock band frontman Denny Doherty — consists of a series of 12-minute segments and aims to deliver interesting and educational stories. Using Halifax Harbor as its model, set designer Fred Allen and cre- ator Andrew Cochran have delivered a unique educational and maritime envi- ronment that features more than 40 floating models and more than 200 indi- vidual 3-D structures.

Powered by a 400-hp Caterpillar diesel engine, Theodore will be capable of an 8.5-knot speed. Constructed of a variety of woods, including spruce, oak, yellow birch, white pine and maple, the 65 ft. (19.8 m) boat will feature a mold- ed fiberglass hat, face and smokestack, as well as eyes operational via a hydraulic mechanism.

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