Saturday, June 20, 2015

Roadside Attraction/ Zippy the Pinhead Location: Theodore the Tugboat - Halifax, NS

Theodore the Tugboat 
"Tug Nut"
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

N 44° 38.964 W 063° 34.281

Link to Zippy the Pinhead Comic Strip

Short Description: 

A working replica of the Canadian television character Theodore the Tugboat is docked on Lower Water Street along the harbor walk in Halifax, NS, Canada.

Long Description:

Theodore the Tugboat is a Canadian children's television series that aired from 1993 to 2001. Theodore lives in the Big Harbour with his friends. The show originated and was set in Halifax, Nova Scotia and filmed using radio controlled tugboats.

The Theodore Too replica is a working tour boat in Halifax Harbor. It was designed by Fred Allen and naval architect Marius Lengkeek and built by Snyder's Shipyard in Dayspring, Nova Scotia.
The hull and wheelhouse are made of wood and the hat and smokestack which forms Theodore's face is made of fiberglass.

Theodore Too was launched on April 19, 2000, weighs 105 tons, is 65' long and 22' wide with a draft of 7.25'. It is propelled by a 400-horsepower, 300 kilowatt CAT 3406 turbocharged diesel engine.

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