T.H.C. #1 (Toronto Harbour Commission) was used by the City of Toronto as a 'luxury vessel' to entertain
dignitaries and people of high social stature. It was present on September 9th, 1954 for instance when Marilyn Bell made her historic swim across Lake Ontario. She is currently part of the Lee & Penny Anderson collection in Nisswa, Minnesota.
She first came to Breen in 1990 when he repaired the original bottom with a few planks and stripped and varnished the whole boat. 20 years later, after being left outside for a number of years, she was ready for a complete overhaul. In 2009, Lee Anderson purchased the vessel, and commissioned Peter Breen to install a 'Encapsulated Plank' bottom, and total re-finish.
BUILDER: GORDON BOATWORKS
'T.H.C. #1' is of the classic 'Commuter' design prevalent of the North-Eastern United States. Driven from the bow, historically by a chauffeur, these large boats were perfect for cocktail parties and social gatherings while taking in the sites. A large salon sitting area, complete with a small washroom, and a large aft deck provide both fair and unfavourable weather settings.