Everyone’s favorite tugboat – Theodore TOO – is moored at Oshawa Pier.
Theodore TOO’s crew of four were greeted by a large crowd as they pulled into the port of Oshawa at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Young and old waited longingly for the arrival of the lovable tugboat, which is a 20-meter-long life-size reproduction of Canada’s popular children’s series “Theodore Tugboat”.
Boarding Theodore TOO for a closer look is not allowed due to COVID concerns, but people can take photos while the big tugboat is docked in Oshawa.
The unforgettable journey for the Theodore TOO crew saw “many smiling faces” as they drove to their new home in Hamilton.
“We’re not allowing anyone to come because of COVID (ALSO Theodore),” said CTV Halifax tug captain Gary Byers during an interview in Kingston on Wednesday morning. “Hopefully next year because it’s nice inside.”
As part of its sustainability efforts in partnership with Swim Drink Fish, Theodore TOO hopes to collect 100,000 watermarks over the next year. The public can take part in the watermarking project, which collects personal stories from people on their local waterways. This crowd-sourcing initiative, Theodore TOO Watermarks, enables people to help researchers identify bodies of water where people swim, drink or fish so that these uses can be protected in the future while maintaining a legacy of connection that Canadians have with the water is built up.