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CCGS Alexander Henry
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CCGS Alexander Henry in retirement as a museum ship in Kingston.
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Name: CGS Alexander Henry
CCGS Alexander Henry
Namesake: Alexander Henry, fur trader and entrepreneur
Owner: Government of Canada
Operator: Department of Transport Marine Service
Canadian Coast Guard
Port of registry: 310138
Builder: Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Port Arthur
Laid down: 1958
Commissioned: 1959
Decommissioned: 1984
In service: 1959-1984
Homeport: CCG Base Parry Sound, Parry Sound, Ontario
Fate: Transferred to Crown Assets for disposal and sold to Marine Museum of the Great Lakes as a museum ship.
Status: Museum and bed and breakfast
General characteristics
Class & type: Light Icebreaker and Supply and buoy tender
Displacement: 1,673.74 tonnes (1,844.98 short tons)
Tons burthen: 575.62 tonnes (634.51 short tons)
Length: 60.29 m (197.80 ft)
Beam: 13.29 m (43.60 ft)
Draught: 5.46 m (17.91 ft)
Installed power: 3,550 bhp (2,650 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × Fairbanks-Morse 10-cylinder 2-cycle diesel model 37F16
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h)
Complement: >42

CCGS Alexander Henry is a former Canadian Coast Guard Light icebreaker and Buoy tender in the Great Lakes.[1] She is currently a museum ship preserved at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, Ontario. During the summer months it is also operated as a bed and breakfast.

Built at Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Port Arthur, she was commissioned into the Department of Transport's Marine Service as CGS Alexander Henry using the prefix "Canadian Government Ship". She was transferred in 1962 to the newly created Canadian Coast Guard and is named after Alexander Henry the elder, an 18th-century British explorer and fur trader.

CCGS Alexander Henry served her entire coast guard career on the Great Lakes. She was launched in 1958, commissioned in 1959, and retired from service in 1984 after CCGS Samuel Risley entered service.

The Alexander Henry is scheduled to enter Kingston's historic drydocks in 2010.[2]

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Coordinates: 44°13′28.5″N 76°28′56.5″W / 44.224583°N 76.482361°W / 44.224583; -76.482361

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