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Captain John's finally ships out of the Toronto harbour

Captain John's has finally left the Toronto harbour, vacating the place its occupied at the Yonge St. slip since John Letnik opened his floating seafood restaurant on the MS Normac in 1970.

The current ship, the MS Jadran, has been mired in legal complications related to back rent and other harbour fees for years, which finally resulted in its sale to the Marine Recycling Corporation after an attempt by entrepreneur James Sbrolla to restore the ship failed last August.

The removal somehow went off without a hitch, despite concerns that the vessel might sink when towed. It's now chugging its way to Port Colborne where it will be scrapped, much to the delight of harbour-facing condo owners and the sadness of nostalgic Torontophiles who mourn the increasing sanitization of this city.

Bid a last goodbye to Captain John's in this photo gallery.


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