RivTow Industries, Vancouver BC

(also known as West Coast Manly Shipyards)

Most recent update: February 12, 2015.


In the 1950's, RivTow Straits Ltd. moved its tugboat operation, including its boatyard, RivTow Marine, to the foot of Victoria Drive, in Vancouver, next door to B.C. Marine Shipbuilders.  In 1982, RivTow acquired B.C. Marine Shipbuilders, the John Manly Shipyard and West Coast Salvage & Contracting, and combined all three with its existing shipyard operations, using B.C. Marine's Victoria Drive location.  The new company was initially called RSL Shipyards and later RivTow Industries, but was generally known as West Coast Manly Shipyards.  The combined yard stopped building boats in 1992.  See the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to this table, please send your data to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built Disposition
Built by RivTow Marine
  322491 Canyon No. 6     15 1964 Closed
  323202 CLD 6   Barge 7 1965 Active
  323340 Dragon       1965 Suspended
  323341 Canyon No. 7     6 1965 Closed
  326609 Canyon No. 8     8 1966 Suspended
  327260 Red Fir No. 14   Tug 7 1966 Active
  331922 CLD 5   Barge 6 1966 Now LP 6
  331982 Fracan 7       1966 Closed
  331979 CLD 7   Barge 6 1967 Closed
  328991 Lake Queen No. 4       1968 Closed
  331980 CLD 8   Barge 6 1968 Closed
  331983 Fracan 8       1968 Later Sea Winds
  330750 Rivtow 533 Rivtow Marine Tug  2 1969  Suspended
  330858 Rivtow 527 Rivtow Marine Tug 2 1969 Closed
  331971 Rivtow 532 Rivtow Marine Tug  2 1969  Closed
  331984 CLD 9   Barge 7 1969 Active
  331985 CLD 10   Barge 7 1969 Active
  344687 Rivtow 521 Rivtow Marine Tug 2 1969 Closed
  801003 Harmac II   Tug 3 1969 Active
  331986 Mariner T. F. No. I       1970 Closed
  344715 Rivtow 534 Rivtow Marine Tug 3 1970 Active
  347823 Arcnav No. 6   Barge 978 1973 Now Iceberg Bay
  384001 Sea Beaver No. 15   Tug 3 1975 Active
  392806 Gambier Prince   Tug 10 1976 Now Tron
  800078 Westco 3108   Tug 3 1976 Active
Built by RSL Shipyards
  371897 Winder 421 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Active
  371902 Rivtow 560 Rivtow Marine Tug 2 1977 Closed
  371928 Rivtow 559 Rivtow Marine Tug 2 1977 Now Tidal 4
  371929 Sea Beaver No. 14   Tug 2 1977 Closed
  371940 Menzies B 531       1977 Closed
  372591 Coast Wood VI   Tug 3 1977 Now Crown Forest 72-120
  372607 Annis IV       1977 Suspended
  372623 Teakerne Mist   Tug   1977 Closed
  372624 Teakerne Star   Tug   1977 Closed
  372625 Teakerne Breeze   Tug   1977 Closed
  372640 Jervis No. 14       1977 Suspended
  372643 Holberg No. 7       1977 Closed
  372645 Jervis No. 15       1977 Suspended
  372656 Airlog II       1977 Closed
  372670 WFP No.3 Western Forest Products Tug   1977 Closed
  372697 L & N Booming No. 2   Tug 2 1977 Now R.T. 1941
  372698 Winder 427 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Active
  372721 Winder 425 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Active
  372723 Sort Out       1977 Suspended
  372736 Kennedy Lake No. 12       1977 Closed
  383440 Winder 428 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Suspended
  383441 Winder 444 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Suspended
  383462 Sarah Margaret   Fishing Vessel 96 1977 Active
  383474 Hanky Panky 3   Tug   1977 Suspended
  383482 Lineham No. 5   Tug 2 1977 Active
  383491 Anmac No.4   Tug 2 1977 Active
  383511 Winder 448 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Closed
  383512 S.L.S. No. 1   Tug   1977 Closed
  383524 Lord Stanley   Tug 3 1977 Active
  383986 Winder 457 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Closed
  384002 S.L.S. No. 2   Tug   1977 Closed
  391342 Winder 485 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1977 Active
  383987 Gambier XXIII   Tug   1978 Suspended
  383988 Sewell No. 3   Tug 4 1978 Active
  383989 Rivtow 561 Rivtow Marine Tug   1978 Suspended
  383992 Winder 465 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1978 Active
  383995 J.B. Contracting   Tug 2 1978 Active
  384023 Sea Witch III   Tug 5 1978 Active
  384025 Teakerne Sorter   Tug   1978 Suspended
  384026 B 532 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1978 Suspended
  384033 Teakerne Sun   Tug   1978 Suspended
  384034 Teakerne Stower   Tug 2 1978 Active
  391261 B 533 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1978 Closed
  391262 B 534 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1978 Closed
  391280 Winder 468 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1978 Closed
  391307 S.L.S. No. 4   Tug   1978 Closed
  391309 Rayonier No. 8   Tug 5 1978 Now WFP No. 5
  391327 West Van   Tug 2 1978 Active
  391394 B 535 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1978 Closed
  391399 Winder 489 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1978 Active
  391418 Rayonier No. 9   Tug 5 1978 Active
  391804 Naka No. 1       1978 Suspended
  391808 Vanguard V   Tug 4 1978 Active
  391859 Sproat 44       1978 Closed
  391865 CIPA No. 3 CIPA Lumber Tug   1978 Closed
  391882 Tahsis 71       1978 Closed
  392186 West Coast 3156   Tug 3 1978 Active
  383406 Gambier XXII   Tug 4 1979 Active
  391367 Winder 478 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1978 Closed
  391888 W.W. XXXVIII Waddington Logging Tug   1979 Closed
  391889 Telk No. 6       1979 Closed
  392187 Sproat 46       1979 Closed
  392214 Coast Wood VIII   Tug   1979 Closed
  392230 Teakerne Oldtimer   Tug   1979 Closed
  392231 Teakerne Hustler   Tug   1979 Closed
  392257 Koksilah Stower   Tug 3 1979 Active
  392736 Gambier XXIV   Tug   1979 Closed
  392753 M.B. 317 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1979 Closed
  392754 Rivtow 903 Rivtow Marine Barge 867 1979 Active
  392780 Stillwater No. 2       1979 Closed
  392781 Annis V   Tug 3 1979 Active
  392795 Winder 525 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1979 Active
  392805 Westcoast No. 2   Tug 2 1979 Active
  392809 Toredo Buster   Tug 3 1979 Active
  392925 West Van II   Tug 2 1979 Active
  392926 West Van III   Tug   1979 Closed
  392955 West Van V   Tug 2 1979 Active
  392956 Kennedy Lake No. 13       1979 Closed
  392957 Alply No.1       1979 Closed
  392977 West Van IV   Tug 2 1979 Active
  392988 Annis VI   Tug 2 1979 Active
  392993 Mannion Bay I Mannion Bay Log Sorting Tug 5 1979 Suspended
  392994 Tee-Shu   Tug 19 1979 Active
  393003 Hem-Bal   Tug 2 1979 Active
  393004 Wolco 7   Tug 2 1979 Active
  393005 Mannion Bay II Mannion Bay Log Sorting Tug 2 1979 Suspended
  393351 Winder 529 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1979 Now R.T. 1940
  393352 Holberg No.10   Tug 4 1979 Active
  393359 Woodfibre Boom Boat No. 4       1979 Suspended
  393368 Bay Winder No.1       1979 Closed
  393383 Metro 2544       1979 Suspended
  393384 Coast Wood IX   Tug 2 1979 Active
  393385 Kennedy Lake XIV       1979 Closed
  393386 Winder 530 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1979 Active
  393387 Black Creek Kid   Tug 2 1979 Active
  393398 W.W. XXXIX Waddington Logging Tug 5 1979 Active
  393399 W.W. XL Waddington Logging Tug 5 1979 Active
  393495 Winder 552 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1979 Active
  393496 Winder 553 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1979 Active
  393499 Mill Mac   Tug 2 1979 Active
  393501 Winder 558 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1979 Active
  393507 Big Bonnie Boomer   Tug 3 1979 Active
  393515 Island West No. 2   Tug 3 1979 Active
  393606 Grizzly No. 7   Tug 5 1979 Active
  393614 Jeune Landing No. 4   Tug 3 1979 Active
  393615 Sophia No. 1   Tug 3 1979 Active
  393875 Teakerne Charger   Tug 5 1979 Active
  393878 Sea Imp III Catherwood Towing Tug 5 1979 Active
  393882 Celtow VI   Tug 4 1979 Active
  394167 Slam Bang III   Tug 4 1979 Active
  395759 Rigger No. 2   Tug 3 1979 Active
  395758 Rigger No. 1   Tug 3 1980 Active
  393603 Seshal Prince       1980 Closed
Built by RivTow Industries
  393602 W.W. XLI Waddington Logging Tug 2 1980 Active
  393874 Gambier XXVI   Tug   1980 Closed
  393889 Tahsis 74       1980 Closed
  393892 Jeune Landing No. 5   Tug 5 1980 Active
  393901 Menzies 536       1980 Closed
  393915 S.L.S. No. 10   Tug   1980 Closed
  394154 Duke Point No. I   Tug 2 1980 Active
  394155 Vanguard VII   Tug   1980 Closed
  394164 Menzies Mist   Tug 5 1980 Active
  394173 Holding No.1   Tug 3 1980 Active
  394174 Sea Beaver No. 16   Tug   1980 Closed
  394179 Due Diligence   Tug 5 1980 Now Aqua Force
  394188 Mannion Bay III Mannion Bay Log Sorting Tug 2 1980 Active
  394189 Mannion Bay IV Mannion Bay Log Sorting Tug   1980 Closed
  394196 Bush Winder   Tug 3 1980 Active
  394197 Imp-Pac II   Tug 2 1980 Active
  395352 Thurston Harbour       1980 Suspended
  395355 Tahsis 75       1980 Closed
  395358 Chain Float No.1       1980 Closed
  395374 Westco 3189   Tug   1980 Suspended
  395383 Winder 590 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1980 Now Vancouver Prince
  395392 B 141 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1980 Closed
  395393 B 142 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1980 Closed
  395394 B 143 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1980 Suspended
  395579 Jean L   Tug 15 1980 Now River Champ
  395580 Trans Fir 80   Tug 5 1980 Suspended
  395591 Kiboco For   Tug 3 1980 Active
  395592 Winder 591 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1980 Active
  395593 Celtow VII   Tug 3 1980 Active
  395594 Guppy No. V   Tug 4 1980 Active
  395605 P.C.P. No. 1       1980 Suspended
  395736 Vansort 27       1980 Suspended
  395738 Inlet Boomer No. 2   Tug 2 1980 Active
  395746 Rayonier No. 11   Tug 5 1980 Now WFP No. 8
  395764 Harmac XVII   Tug   1980 Closed
  395778 Holding II   Tug 2 1980 Active
  395779 Coast Wood I   Tug 4 1980 Active
  395902 Gulf Log Sorter No. 3   Tug 2 1980 Active
  395906 F.N. 12   Tug   1980 Closed
  395914 Gulf Log Sorter No. 4   Tug 2 1980 Active
  395915 Crown Forest 72-111   Tug 5 1980 Now Rivers Winds
  395924 Hanky Panky 6   Tug   1980 Closed
  395926 I.M.L. No. 1   Tug 5 1980 Now Vermillion Yarder
  395927 Lady Joan   Tug 3 1980 Active
  395932 W.W. XLII Waddington Logging Tug   1980 Closed
  395949 Stormy Gales       1980 Closed
  395950 CIPA Queen CIPA Lumber Tug 2 1980 Active
  396190 Ranger II       1980 Suspended
  800010 Tahsis 76       1980 Closed
  800011 M.B. 318 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1980 Closed
  800012 Inlet Boomer No. 3   Tug 2 1980 Active
  800013 Bestwood Belle       1980 Suspended
  800020 S.L.S. No. 3   Tug 3 1980 Active
  800050 Wolco 8   Tug 2 1980 Active
  800051 Island West 14   Tug 3 1980 Active
  800060 S.C.C. No. 2 Sechelt Creek Contracting Tug 2 1980 Active
  800061 Stephnite       1980 Closed
  800062 Olympic Sorter   Tug 4 1980 Active
  800077 Tahsis 77       1980 Closed
  800083 B 210 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1980 Closed
  800084 B 223 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 3 1980 Active
  800085 B 224 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 3 1980 Active
  800121 Tahsis 78   Tug 3 1980 Active
  800146 Andy's Bay XXII Western Forest Products Tug 3 1980 Active
  800165 Waldun No. 1   Tug 2 1980 Active
  395737 Woodpecker   Tug 3 1981 Active
  396189 N.H. Patrol II Nanaimo Port Auth. Patrol Vessel 14 1981 Now C.P. Provider
  800071 Carol Lee   Tug 10 1981 Active
  800086 B 256 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1981 Closed
  800087 B 257 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1981 Closed
  800088 B 258 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1981 Closed
  800089 B 228 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1981 Closed
  800091 L.L.S. 201   Tug 2 1981 Active
  800117 Dorothy Mackenzie   Tug 10 1981 Active
  800118 Bestwood Beau       1981 Closed
  800135 B 212 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1981 Closed
  800136 B 213 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 2 1981 Active
  800137 B 214 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1981 Closed
  800158 B 225 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 3 1981 Active
  800159 B 226 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 3 1981 Active
  800164 Kwoiek Prince       1981 Closed
  800174 Teakerne Pride   Tug   1981 Closed
  800190 Crown Forest 72-112   Tug 33 1981 Now Leviathan II
  800191 Crown Forest 72-113   Tug 31 1981 Now Miss Interfor
  800194 Crown Forest 72-114   Tug 3 1981 Active
  800195 Sea Beaver No. 17   Tug 2 1981 Active
  800986 Milton II       1981 Suspended
  801015 Rivtow 1000 Rivtow Marine Barge 891 1981 Active
  801037 Kathy L   Tug 15 1981 Active
  801512 Fawn   Tug 2 1981 Active
  801543 Andy's Bay XXIII Western Forest Products Tug 3 1981 Active
  803612 Tsowwin One       1981 Suspended
  805620 Stalker I   Tug 5 1981 Now Sweetie Pie
  806774 Kelsey Mist   Tug 3 1981 Active
  809665 Crown Forest 72-124   Tug 4 1981 Active
  810533 R.T. 677       1981 Closed
  394163 Will-Log No.1       1982 Closed
  801017 Benwest 3   Tug 3 1982 Active
  801544 Sunny Brooks   Barge 10 1982 Active
  801592 Airlog IV       1982 Closed
  801593 Winder 614 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1982 Active
  802205 Harbour Mist I   Passenger Vessel 31 1982 Now Mystic Breeze
  802740 Hanky Panky 7   Tug 2 1982 Active
  802748 Winder 607 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1983 Active
  802749 N.R.T.       1983 Closed
  802757 C & D No. 4   Tug 3 1983 Active
  802771 R & N Logging       1983 Suspended
  802782 P C B 417   Tug 5 1983 Now Daniels Warrior
  802784 L.F.P. 461   Tug 2 1983 Active
  803535 Kingalik   Tug 5 1983 Active
  803562 M.B. 319 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1983 Closed
  803563 Dunsco Sorter   Tug 3 1983 Active
  803611 L & N Booming No. 4   Tug 3 1983 Active
  803615 R.T. 1939   Tug 2 1983 Active
  803628 Westar One   Tug 5 1983 Active
  803644 Winder 652 Western Forest Products Tug 3 1983 Active
  803645 Prodigious   Recreational 14 1984 Active
  804133 Airlog V       1984 Closed
  804151 F.N. 13   Tug 3 1984 Active
  804157 S.C.C. No. 5 Sechelt Creek Contracting Tug 2 1984 Active
  804169 Centurion VI   Tug 5 1984 Active
  804171 Winder 613 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1984 Closed
  804172 Big Bert   Tug 2 1984 Active
  804196 Ogden 3       1984 Closed
  804206 Kennedy Lake No. 16       1984 Closed
  804226 Harmac XXI   Tug 2 1984 Active
  804227 Teakerne Sweeper   Tug   1984 Closed
  804773 Brenda IV       1984 Closed
  804774 Tlatlos       1984 Closed
  804789 Woodfibre Boom Boat No. 5       1984 Suspended
  804790 Teakerne Breaker   Tug 5 1984 Active
  804791 McQuinna       1984 Suspended
  804815 Judi-Ann   Tug 2 1984 Active
  804816 C & D No. 8   Tug 2 1984 Active
  804824 B 74   Tug 2 1984 Active
  804825 B 540 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1984 Closed
  804883 G.M. No. 1       1984 Suspended
 590 805574 Leonard J. Cowley Canadian Coast Guard Patrol Vessel 1,255 1984 Active
  805650 S.L.S. No. 5   Tug   1984 Closed
  805631 Airlog VI       1985 Closed
  805651 Kingcome Hemlock   Tug 2 1985 Active
  805654 Magnum No. I   Tug 2 1985 Active
  805680 Ava No. III   Tug 2 1985 Active
  805714 J.L. 7   Tug 3 1985 Active
  805715 J.L. 8   Tug 3 1985 Active
  805716 Winder 673 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1985 Active
  811214 New Wave I Trung Van Nguyen Fishing Vessel 10 1985 Active
  806689 Kendrick One   Tug 2 1986 Active
  806719 Powell X   Tug 2 1986 Active
  806720 Tower Brute   Tug 2 1986 Active
  806724 M.B. 307 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug   1986 Closed
  806725 Holding III   Tug 3 1986 Active
  806726 Winder 674 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1986 Now Tidal 5
  806736 CIPA No. 4 CIPA Lumber Tug 2 1986 Now L.M.S. No. 3
  806740 Winder 675 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1986 Active
  806741 Winder 676 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1986 Closed
  806773 Crofton Spirit   Tug 3 1986 Active
  807480 Scott No. 1   Tug 2 1986 Active
  807481 Sproat 47       1986 Closed
  807482 Sproat 48       1986 Closed
  807483 Sproat 49       1986 Closed
  807484 Sproat 50       1986 Closed
  807485 Sproat 51       1986 Closed
  807486 Sproat 52       1986 Closed
  807487 Sea Imp VIII Catherwood Towing Tug 8 1986 Active
  807626 B-84   Tug 3 1986 Active
  807627 Olympic Sorter No. 2   Tug 4 1986 Active
  807649 Blazer       1986 Closed
  807810 Ocean Royal   Fishing Vessel 121 1986 Active
601 807889 Charles H. Cates I Cates Towing Tug 125 1986 Active
  807893 WCCI III   Tug 2 1986 Active
  807901 S.C.C. No. 6 Sechelt Creek Contracting Tug 2 1986 Active
  807905 S.C.C. No. 7 Sechelt Creek Contracting Tug 2 1986 Active
  807924 Canfor 8101   Tug 3 1986 Now WFP 8101
  807937 Holberg XI       1987 Closed
  807938 B-93       1987 Suspended
  807946 Marine No. 1       1987 Suspended
  809112 Lineham Logging No. 518       1987 Suspended
  809113 Anmac V   Tug 3 1987 Active
  809135 L & N Booming No. 5   Tug 2 1987 Active
  809139 B-14   Tug 2 1987 Active
  809168 Shaw Prince   Tug 5 1987 Active
  809179 Kennedy Lake No. 17       1987 Closed
  809193 B-19   Tug 4 1987 Active
  809194 Island West XVII   Tug 4 1987 Active
  809202 Harmac XVIII   Tug 2 1987 Now Tidal 3
  809208 Tillbury II       1987 Suspended
  809664 S.C.C. No. 8 Sechelt Creek Contracting Tug 2 1987 Active
  809666 Aqua King II   Tug 3 1987 Active
  809675 Haida IV   Tug 2 1987 Active
  809676 Rajeev   Tug 2 1987 Active
  809690 WCCI IV   Tug 3 1987 Active
  809692 Hammond Prince       1987 Closed
  809705 Andy's Bay XXIV Western Forest Products Tug 3 1987 Active
  809706 Andy's Bay XXV Western Forest Products Tug 3 1987 Active
  809707 Andy's Bay XXVI Western Forest Products Tug 3 1987 Active
  809723 Wild Rose III Terminal Forest Products Tug 2 1987 Active
  809724 Canfor 8102   Tug 3 1987 Now WFP 8102
  809729 Genni Bay Gemini Marine Services Tug 9 1987 Active
  809731 Duker I Lemare Lake Logging Tug 4 1987 Active
  810534 R.T. 676   Tug 3 1987 Now Mo-Getti
  809732 Ramboat Terminal Forest Products Tug 2 1988 Active
  809736 B 551 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 2 1988 Active
  809737 Winder 723 Western Forest Products Tug 2 1988 Active
  809738 B 552 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 2 1988 Active
  809739 Sproat 53       1988 Closed
  809740 Sproat 54       1988 Closed
  809776     Patrol Vessel 52 1988 Later 2001-01, now Lewis Reef I
  810443 Crown Forest 72-126   Tug 3 1988 Active
  810463 River Sorter III Pacific Custom Sorting Tug 3 1988 Active
  810464 CIPA No. 5 CIPA Lumber Tug 2 1988 Now John A. Gorman
  810469 Gambier XXVII Mannion Bay Log Sorting Tug 2 1988 Active
  810470 B 541 Weyerhaeuser Co. Tug 3 1988 Active
  810471 Rubher Ducky III Pacific Custom Sorting Tug 3 1988 Active
  810472 River Sorter II Pacific Custom Sorting Tug 2 1988 Active
605 810484 Pacific Charmer