of Andrea Press
The “Owandem” was relocated from the Public Works yard here to Mark Faragher’s BodyWorks shop in Devlin on Sept. 20 so he can begin refurbishing the vintage vessel. A crane from George Armstrong Co. Ltd. lifted the boat onto a trailer provided by CJ Contracting. Claude Joidin then transported it to Devlin, where Erwin Hughes helped Faragher unload it. The cost to completely refurbish the boat is estimated to be $25,000 and while about $4,300 has been donated so far, the Fort Frances Museum and “Friends of the Museum” continue to raise money. The public can support the cause by bidding on the items in the “Keep It Hanging Around” silent auction ongoing at the museum from now until the end of the month, as well as by attending the “Novemberfest” gala there Nov. 2.