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CF-DLN
Photo: Chase Reimer

 

Seabee Restoration Project in Canada

E-mail from Chase Reimer, Canada, July 13, 2022:

So we received the fuselage on July 9th, 2022 and it is now in ownership under my name Chase Reimer, and the address 24 Wendell Avenue, Stittsville, Ontario. We obtained the fuselage from the owner of the former Memorial Military Museum and unfortunately he was not sure of the specific history of the aircraft. Now after fully cleaning out the fuselage I finally got a chance today to take a look at the original certification stamp. After looking at it for a few seconds I noticed that the serial number said 147 instead of 747 and that really intrigued me. I first went on your website and looked up s/n 147 only to realize that there was little to no information on that aircraft and that it had been supposedly written-off in a crash. I decided to go on the Government of Canada Historical Archives Website and looked up CF-FOY to start, which was the registration associated with the aircraft that would have had the s/n 747 and it says that the aircraft was destroyed in a crash in 1959 that occurred near Montreal Lake in Saskatchewan. I then looked up CF-DLN in the archives which is the aircraft that carried the s/n 147 as listed on the plate on our Seabee. The archives had little to no information on this registration but it turns out that the aircraft disappeared off of the Canadian Aircraft Registry on October 14, 1963 after the aircraft had some sort of accident near Lake Simcoe, Ontario. It seems as if somewhere along the years the two aircraft have been confused for one another as the 147 on the plate can be easily confused for the numbers 747 but I can officially say that this aircraft and all of the recent information regarding CF-FOY s/n 747 is actually for CF-DLN s/n 147.

I hope this helps and I will also send many photos in the next coming days.

Thanks
Chase

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2022-07-15

 

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