|1. Margaret Elizabeth No.1 tied up at the Sackville pier.|
Built by Ferguson Industries in Pictou in 1971 the boat has been owned by Vonndell II Fisheries Ltd for its entire career. Vonndell is an independent company (not one of the large processors), originally based in North Head, Grand Manan, but which now lists Fredericton, NB as its home. They have continually maintained and upgraded the boat, adding a bow thruster, and in 2008 installing a new Caterpillar engine (increasing power from 1125 bhp to 1141 bhp) gear box, etc., The seine boat has had a cabin installed and the ramp configuration was modified also.
2. The enclosed seine boat perches on the ship's stern. Much of the net pen and boat ramp have been replaced. The boat is now stowed on the ship's centreline.
3. In 1976 the radars and other nav gear were different and the seine boat was open. It was also stowed to the port side aft.