MV PrescotontMay 30th, 2019
The MV Prescotont was commissioned for the Canadian Pacific Railway and began her career on September 10, 1930, along with her sister vessel, the railroad barge Ogdensburg. MV Prescotont was the first diesel electric vessel built in Canada and took 90 days to build. Between 1930 and 1970, she ferried barges loaded with railroad cars between Prescott, Ontario and Ogdensburg, New York. In 1970 she was moved to work for the Windsor/Detroit Barge Lines until 1989 when a fire retired her from service.
MV Prescotont was headed to the scrap yard when she was purchased in 1994. All the internal systems have been retrofitted including engine, hydraulics, electrical, plumbing, & communications systems. The salons and staterooms have been all updated and ready to enjoy. MV Prescotont is currently docked in the Port of Midland, Ontario and may be see by appointment only.
MV Prescotont boasts comfortable sleeping for 8 across 3 staterooms and one master suite. Precise care was given in the detail and quality of finish as can be seen by the photo gallery in this listing. Presently moored in Midland, Ontario, this beautiful floating retreat is capable of being moored almost anywhere in North America as its’ mooring in Georgian Bay provides access to the Great Lakes in both Canada and the United States of America.
This beautiful escape on the water provides for the potential to be anchored and enjoyed as a floating Penthouse…..with 360 degree views. It’s onboard crane allows you to deploy and retrieve your tender to maintain privacy. This craft is available for viewing by appointment only with prequalification.
We look forward to providing a complete tour of this oasis.