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Title: Lloyd Refinery Tug, Ajax, Sinking in Harbour
Identifier: TX0013
Date of Original Photo: 1937
Image Type: B&W Photo, 8.5x5.5 cm
Subject: Tugboats
Donor: Texaco Canada Ltd
Location: 250 Lakeshore Road West

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Description: Photo shows the tug Ajax sinking in the harbour. Lloyd's Refinery was erected in 1932 on the site of the old Port Credit Brick Yard by L. B. Lloyd of Lloyd’s Tankers and went by the name of Lloyd Refineries Ltd. It consisted of a small crude Stilling Unit and nine storage tanks. The thruput, or amount of crude oil processed each day was 300 barrels which was converted to gasoline and fuel oils. The crude oil that Lloyd's Refinery user came from Toledo, through Chicago. Lloyds had 3 tankers that carried the oil up the Welland Canal, across the lake to Port Credit. The tankers were Bruce Hudson, Joan Virginia, and the Roy K. Russel, and were pulled by three tugs, Ajax, Ethel, and Muscallonge. In 1937 the Ajax sank in the refinery harbour. It appeared as if someone had left a sea-cock open. She was eventually pumped out, repaired and sent back into service.
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