Media Advisory - Theodore TOO Announces Stops in Québec City and Montréal Along With Goal to Collect 100,000 Watermarks Designed to Personalize and Recognize Water's Influence on our Lives

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QUEBEC CITY, June 18, 2021 /CNW/ - On June 9, it was announced that Canada's famous and beloved tugboat, Theodore TOO would set sail from Halifax to his new home in the Port of Hamilton and would become an ambassador to the Great Lakes and the marine industry. Release here (Français) and (English).

Theodore TOO berthed at Station Marina in Miramichi, NB. June 17, 2021. (CNW Group/BWTT Holdings Inc.)
Theodore TOO berthed at Station Marina in Miramichi, NB. June 17, 2021. (CNW Group/BWTT Holdings Inc.)

In addition to announcing further details of his sustainability efforts, stops in several ports across Québec have been announced* as part of his Great Lakes tour offering opportunities for the public to take photos from the water's edge and in ports, COVID-19 protocols permitting.


Theodore TOO crew, owner Blair McKeil, President and CEO, Breakwater Investments - Québec City and Montréal in-person, all other ports via Zoom/Skype. Sadie Caron, Swim Drink Fish, via Zoom/Skype.


As part of his sustainability efforts in collaboration with Swim Drink Fish, Theodore TOO hopes to collect 100,000 watermarks over the next year. Members of the public can take part in the watermark project designed to collect personal stories of people on their local waterways. This crowd-sourced initiative, THEODORE TOO Watermarks allows individuals to help researchers identify waters where people swim, drink, or fish, so that those uses can be protected in the future while building a legacy of connecting Canadians to the water.

In Kingston, a temperature sensor will be added on board Theodore TOO. It will take surface water temperatures at his subsequent ports of call and will feed real time location and surface temperatures that inform a water quality guide for 8,000 beaches. This guide can be found at The Swim Guide.



June 20*

Exact locations will be provided
closer to his arrival in each port.


June 21*


June 22*

Saint Jean Port Joli


Québec City

June 24*




June 27*

* Locations and dates are subject to change and are pending weather and water levels.

Photo Opps:

Media will also be invited to board Theodore's deck for photos with Captain Gary Byers and
crew. Schedule and COVID-19 protocols permitting. Additional photos available:

SOURCE BWTT Holdings Inc.


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