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denis_rouleau
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Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 10:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Champion marine engines were built in Newfoundland during 1919. I've not seen a marine Champion engine yet but I was contacted by someone claiming to own a Champion and its serial number on the name tag is No.1.

Are there any vintage ads out there depicting the Champion? Better yet, any pictures of an actual Champion?

When/if I get pictures of Champion No.1 I will post them here.

Denis Rouleau
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tom
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Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 03:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Below is link to some ads of engines offered in Newfoundland in the early part or the 1900's
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150700458610992&set=oa.101506889871462 02&type=1&theater

I haven't come across any reference to Champion. Would love to see a pic if you get one.
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denis_rouleau
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Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are 2 ads from January 1919 found in the St. John's Daily Star. Sounded like the name "Champion Machine & Motor Works" was first used in January 1919.

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/Champion/19190113sjds.jpg

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/Champion/19190118sjds.jpg

In my opinion, some of the claims made in the second ad were not true as no factory had been built in January 1919.

Denis Rouleau
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denis_rouleau
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Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As promised last week, here are 4 pictures of the "CHAMPION" built in St. John's, Newfoundland:

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/Champion/Champion1a.jpg

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/Champion/Champion1b.jpg

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/Champion/Champion1c.jpg

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/Champion/Champion1d.jpg

As I am not an expert in marine engines, I don't know if the Champion as unique features only found on this make OR if you guys think it is just a re-badged engine from some other engine builder?

You comments will be most appreciated!

Thank you!

Denis Rouleau
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bgoss
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Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for following up with the photos, Denis.

Great looking engine with some interesting features. Do you have a close-up of the tag?

Blair
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denis_rouleau
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Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Blair, I do not have a close-up of the tag but I have requested one. The Champion is in Newfoundland and for sale. I've never been to Newfoundland before and it would cost a lot just for the FERRY. Plus I might be sea sick on the ferry for 12 hours.

Denis Rouleau
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tom
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Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 02:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't realize it was still in Newfoundland. Nice pic of it. What part of Newfoundland? I picked up a Knox in St Mary's Bay last year.
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denis_rouleau
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Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 08:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tom, the CHAMPION is actually near St. John's. Can you tell me how it works to travel on a ferry, in the ocean for such a long trip? Is it very expensive?
Thanks!
Denis Rouleau
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tom
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Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 09:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service is provided by Marine Atlantic between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Crossing time is 6 hours. (This ferry connects with the trans-island bus service operated by DRL Coach Lines.) About 9 hour drive to St. John's.

From mid-June to mid-September, an additional ferry operates between North Sydney and Argentia in eastern Newfoundland, which are 45 kilometres from Route 1 and 131 kilometres from the provincial capital of St. John's. Crossing time is 12-14 hours. About 2 hour drive to St. John's

Site below give you rates:

http://www.marine-atlantic.ca/rates.asp
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denis_rouleau
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Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Almost 3 years after being told of this "Champion" marine engine, it arrived here this morning. As promised here is a picture of its name tag.

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/Champion/championa.JPG

Denis Rouleau

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