McKeil Marine has been hired to tow the HMCS Fraser from Halifax, Nova-Scotia to Port Maitland, Ontario. The Fraser, a destroyer served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces for nearly forty years before being decommissioned in 1994.
This was no ordinary destroyer, she was a St. Laurent class of Canadian warship. It was the the first naval vessel to be conceived and built in Canada, her design was not only influential in Canada's Navy but she also influenced international Navy design. The Fraser, capable of sealing itself off from biological and radioactive threats made her a force to be reckoned with.
This is the last remaining vessel of its class and will be towed by the tug, Tony Mackay to Port Maitland located in Lake Erie where she will be scrapped.