St. Roch II: VOYAGE OF REDISCOVERY


In the late 1990s the St. Roch was in desperate need of restoration and longterm preservation. The Vancouver Maritime Museum and the RCMP launched a campaign to raise awareness and money for the ship: St. Roch II – Voyage of Rediscovery. An RCMP catamaran Nadon was christened St. Roch II and set out from Vancouver to retrace the 1940-42 voyage of the St. Roch. Money generated from sponsors of the voyage and the publicity of the campaign would be used to help preserve the aging St. Roch. Under the command of Sergeant Ken Burton of the RCMP, the Nadon/St. Roch II left from Vancouver on July 1, 2000 and arrived in Halifax on October 11, 2000, 58 years to the day from the original arrival. It was accompanied through the Arctic by CCGS Simon Fraser. St. Roch II continued on from Halifax to complete a circumnavigation of North America, setting numerous records including the fastest transit of the Northwest Passage (four weeks) and fastest circumnavigation of North America by a non-icebreaking boat (169 days). In total, the Nadon/St. Roch II covered 24,000 nautical miles on its Voyage of Rediscovery.
 
Photo: RCMP Nadon (St. Roch II) in Bellot Strait, 2000.
 

crew of rcmp pv nadon | SGT KEN BURTON . INSP DON SAIGLE . INSP KEN GATES . INSP ROGER KEMBEL . INSP JOHN HENLEY . SGT FRANK LALEAR . SGT GENE PINNEGAR . CPL MICHAEL HARTUNG . CPL BOB CURRIE . CST BRUNO OUELLETTE . CST JOHN MAY . CST KENN HAYCOCK . CST DAN COCHLAN . CST JOHN STRINGER . CST MIKE SCHMEISSER . CST ANNE CLARKE . CST VIC CUNHA . CST RICHARD HARRY . MR JACK SOO . MR JASMIN SAUVE . MR DON VAN DUSEN . MR DAVID BURTON


crew of simon fraser | CAPT R J MELLIS . CAPT C MELLIS . CAPT DAVE JOHNS . CAPT W DANCER . CAPT JACK BRAGG . MOODY MCKAY . BRUCE LANDRY . PAUL ISSERLIS . DIANNE SIMMS . SUE SHARP . JOHN ROONEY . MIKE MONT . JAMES ERLAM . AMIE GIBBINS . OSCAR MARTENS . JACQUES ASSELIN . HUGH PARRY . JACK LYNGARD . VLODOMIR SYOMIN . ART TOMSETT . JAMES MACDOUGAL . FRANK EBERLEIN . LYLE ROBERTS . ALLAN WEBER . BILL ROBINSON . JASMIN SAUVE . LASLO BEDOCS . GORDON GILLIS . THEA PROVOST . MARGO WOOD . MIKE FERGUSON . DOREEN FERGUSON . RENA PATRICK . PETER MALACARNE . NAOMI FRANKS . DR FRANCIS (BLACKIE) FORBES . DIANE SAUVE


non-crew passengers of simon fraser | CAROLYN DYMOND . LIONEL JOHNSTON . SETH BERKOWITZ . BETH BERKOWITZ . MARK ABRAHMS . NORM TORP . LEANN PARKER . COLLEEN CORLEY


st roch ii steering committee and project personnel | JAMES P. DELGADO . KATIE FITZGERALD . GINA JOHANSEN . TARA KNIGHT . STEPHEN RYBAK . SALIMA VIRANI . EDWARD CARMAK . DON DAVIES . RON DEFIEUX . JOHN GRANT . GEORGE HOBSON . LES HOLMES . DAVID JOHNS . ROGER KEMBEL . LINDA MORRIS . FRANK PALMER . DON SAIGLE . DAVID VALPY . BRIAN WATT


st roch ii sponsors and partners | ALCAN . CANADIAN HERITAGE . MAN ENGINES . MILLENNIUM BUREAU OF CANADA . RCMP . THE GLOBE AND MAIL . TREND WEST RESORTS . TWINDISC/ARNESON . GALLEON’S LAP PHOTO . TEEKAY SHIPPING . VANCOUVER FOUNDATION . FORD OF CANADA . INFOSTAT TELECOMMUNICATIONS . KEN KIRKBY . KOBELT . KONGSBERG SIMRAD . NORTHERN TRANSPORTATION CO . OCEAN VISION SYSTEMS . RDI MARINE . VANCOUVER SCHOOL BOARD . WESTON FIDDLER PRODUCTIONS . MOUNTED POLICE FOUNDATION