Russel Brothers, Fort Frances ON and Owen Sound ON

Most recent update: February 13, 2015.


Russel Brothers was formed in Fort Frances in 1907 and moved to Owen Sound in 1936.  The Fort Frances yard was sold to Cyril Maffey in 1939 and continued as Maffey Steel Boats until 1962.  The yard was famous for its designs of small working tugs and produced many yard tugs for the Canadian Navy in World War II.  It closed in 1974.  Visit the company at this terrific web site: www.stevebriggs.netfirms.com/osmrm/index.html and see the site of the yard from the air on Google here.  There are very few hull numbers for the boats Russel Brothers built, so the table below is sorted first by year of build and then by Official Number.   The highest hull number found is 1234 and there are 820 boats listed, so there are over 400 that have not been identified.  If anyone has any data to add to the table, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built

Disposition

Built at Fort Frances
  126447 Lizpeth     25 1909  
  138028 Bustekagen Shevlin Clarke Co. Tug 30 1918  
  138813 Quetico Shevlin Clarke Co. Tug 18 1923  
  138814 Wakemup Shevlin Clarke Co. Tug   1924  
  152845 The Rafter Laurentide Ltd. Tug   1926  
  154776 Laura L Joseph E. Low   8 1929  
  154961 Obabika Marathon Paper Mills Tug 13 1929 Later Noreen II, now Foster
  154966 Dispatch II       1929 Suspended 2008
  177632 Chug Long Lac Pulp & Paper Tug 3 1929  
  150534 Fort Frances       1930  
  158981 Laracina International Paper Tug   1930 Suspended 2006
  178030 Roger B Norman Beauvais   12 1930  
  170450 Lorraine I     14 1931  
  188896 Coucoucache   Workboat 9 1934  
  158264 Billie S Staratt Airways & Tptn. Tug 20 1935 Now Polygon
  310451 Winch Boat 135   Tug 3 1936  
    Rae II Abitibi Pulp & Paper Cabin Cruiser   1936 Now X II
  170126 Gypsy Rose International Paper Tug 15 1937 Active
  170173 Wapus International Paper Tug 29 1937 Suspended 2008
  170552 P.P.M. 31 Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 24 1937 Now Marion Laura
  171065 Wendigokan Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug   1937 Closed 2000
  172202 McKay Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug   1937  
  173199 Whitefish Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug   1937 Closed 1996
  189836 Naonan   Tug 5 1937  
  192584 D. J. M. Ste. Anne Power Tug 4 1937  
  194311 Lac du Sable James McLaren Co. Tug 12 1937 Active
  311693 Merpeco 9 Mersey Paper Tug 10 1937  
  173197 Driftwood Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug   1938  
  173198 Forks Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug   1938  
  192673 Curtis Clipper Ray Moody Fish Tug 10 1938 Active
  158620 Katharine Belle Verreault Navigation Tug 13 1939 Later J. P. P. No. 9
    Bourgeon de l'Isle       nk  
255   Sarynthia 2       nk  
Built at Owen Sound Before WWII
  158653 G&F PB No. 3 Dept. of Game & Fisheries Patrol Boat 26 1938 Later R.C.L. Tug 10, now J.P.P. No. 12
  170555 Onaman Chalmers Hudson Tug 18 1938 Active
  171018 Captain Dan John L. McKay Passenger 13 1938 Scrapped
  172205 Carpin Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1938  
  173273 Bluefin   Tug 10 1938 Later Annie Mac, now Bluefin - first Owen Sound hull
  172209 Wanipigow Manitoba Power Tug 4 1938  
  179588 Outan   Tug 11 1938  
  189834 P.P.M. No. 1 Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 5 1938 Active
  189835 P.P.M. No. 2 Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 5 1938  
  192762 Bert S Great Lakes Pulp & Paper Tug 14 1938  
  193665 Nola II     20 1938  
319 111970 Quinte Dept. of Highways Ferry   1939 Closed 2004
  171067 Lacalong Long Lac Pulp & Paper Tug 22 1939 Suspended 2004
  171801 Radium Cruiser Northern Transportation Tug 27 1939  
324 171802 Radium Express Northern Transportation Tug 88 1939 Active
  171934 R. J. Foote   Tug 9 1939 Later Wilema, Jay's Liner, Ubique III, sank 1972
  171935 Workboy Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 11 1939 Active
  173272 A. McLeod Adam McLeod   10 1939  
333 177631 Gort Long Lac Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1939 Suspended 2008
  192680 Ungas II F. & N. Prothero Tender 5 1939 Closed 2001
    Billy Bart   Fish Tug   1939  
    Fralue   Fish Tug 9 1939 Later Nancy A. Lee
  150634 D. W. Murray Royal Navy Tug 30 1940  
359 154628 Lynne B Boone Dredging Tug   1940 To RCN 1941, returned 1945, later Wendy B 1961, closed 2005
  154629 Warp Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 13 1940 Closed 1999
  154630 Sept Chutes   Tug 4 1940  
  170155 Lenore B International Paper Tug 4 1940  
  170156 McTiernan International Paper Tug 4 1940  
  170158 Beatrice M International Paper Tug 4 1940  
  170159 V. Staniforth International Paper Tug 4 1940  
358 172206 Goki Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 24 1940  
357 172207 Tugalong Long Lac Pulp & Paper Tug 22 1940 Closed 1996
  172210 Ingrid S. Gravel & Lake Services Tug 10 1940 Suspended 2008
  172411 Touladi II Fraser Companies Tug 16 1940 Active
  173221 Viola T International Paper Tug 4 1940  
  173222 Kenneth Ramage International Paper Tug 4 1940  
  173223 Christina S International Paper Tug 4 1940  
  173225 Carriere International Paper Tug 7 1940  
  173226 Namawash International Paper Tug 7 1940  
  173227 Marjorie M International Paper Tug 7 1940 Scrapped 2011
  173228 L.O. 2 International Paper Tug 4 1940 Sank 1979
  173229 G-3 International Paper Tug 4 1940 Active
  173230 Constance H International Paper Tug 7 1940  
  173234 La Croche St. Maurice River Co. Tug 7 1940 Active
  173235 Bostonnais St. Maurice River Co. Tug 7 1940  
  173238 Restigouche International Paper Tug 10 1940  
  173267 Copo II Consolidated Paper Tug 4 1940  
  173277 P.P.M. 3 Provincial Paper Mills Tug 4 1940 Closed 2001
  173331 Duparquet Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 11 1940 Closed 1996
  173332 Magusi Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1940 Closed 1998
  173333 A. H. McAdam Upper Ottawa Imp. Co. Tug 4 1940 Active
  173338 Hurricanaw II Manitoba Power Tug 11 1940 Active
  173542 Restico Restigouche Log Driving Co. Tug 10 1940 Now John C.
  173547 Hallett Fort Frances Pulp & Paper Tug 58 1940 Closed 1999
  177560 Chipewyan Dept. of Immigration Inspection Ship 24 1940  
  188688 OM 10 Boise Cascade Canada Tug 4 1940 Closed 2005
  190548 Nation Valley Nation Valley Railway Tug 2 1940  
  825058 Kwe Anishinabek Fisheries Passenger 27 1940 Active
340   Shannon Terry Jess Jones Fish Tug   1940 Later Newago, Sand Shadow, now Ellen Marie
  173236 La Tuque St. Maurice River Co. Tug 7 1941  
  173242 Wolfe Lake International Paper Tug 7 1941  
410 173245 Warper No. 1 Ontario Paper Tug 5 1941 Now Nellie Ted Purvis
  173246 Vaudray International Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173247 Clericy International Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173248 Clarion International Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173249 Antoinette C International Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173250 Sheila F International Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173251 Leslie T International Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173252 Madeline M International Paper Tug 7 1941  
420 173253 Decelles International Paper Tug 23 1941 Active
  173274 Jean E Great Lakes Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941  
388 173336 Allagash Marathon Paper Mills Tug 34 1941 Now Le Sapin Comeau
  173337 Oba Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 3 1941 Suspended 2007
  173339 Evans Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941 Active
402 173340 Oskawan II Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941 Suspended 2006
  173541 Alona Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 14 1941 Now Waub Nav No. 1
  173543 H. E. P. C. 2 Ontario Hydro Tug 5 1941  
  173544 Kelvin Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173545 Wabinosh Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 14 1941 Suspended 2007
  173546 Purdom Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941 Later Eden VI, suspended 2008
  173548 Godon Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 14 1941 Active
  173550 Kamiscotia Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941 Active
  173761 Scow 414 Abitibi Pulp & Paper Barge 9 1941 Active
  173762 Scow 419 Abitibi Pulp & Paper Barge 22 1941 Active
  173763 Restico Restigouche Log Driving Co. Tug 12 1941 Active
  173764 Ghost II Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941  
  173765 Kenogaming Pineland Timber Tug 4 1941 Active
  173766 Goose Pineland Timber Tug 4 1941  
  173767 Toby Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 3 1941 Suspended 2007
  173769 Barney J. Long Lac Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1941 Suspended 2008
  178688 Miss Pineland Newaygo Lumber Tug 7 1941  
  179157 Winch Boat No. 2 Quebec North Shore Paper Tug 4 1941  
  179584 Ajace Alexander McKee Fish Tug 12 1941 Later The Marine Grocery, Debbie-Cin, Grampa's Dream
  173255 Tante Fernande International Paper Tug 4 1942  
  173256 Tante Marie International Paper Tug 4 1942  
  173257 Tante Martha International Paper Tug 4 1942  
  173335 Kabitan Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1942  
  173768 Kagama Abitibi Pulp & Paper Launch 3 1942  
  173973 Lac Kenogami Price Brothers Tug 21 1942 Later Marcel D, now Denis M
  174011 Runalong Long Lac Pulp & Paper Tug 7 1942 Suspended 2004
450 174012 Hopalong Long Lac Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1942 Suspended 2008
448 174013 Owandem Ontario & Minnesota Co. Tug 4 1942 Active
  174014 Regan Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 18 1942 Active
  174015 Watch Ministry of Transport Pilot Boat 37 1942 Later Abraham Martin, Cap Petits Mechins, closed 2000
  174016 Ward Ministry of Transport Pilot Boat 37 1942 Now A. L. Killaly
  174017 Patricia Ann Wm. Evans Tug 9 1942 Now Renesue
  174018 Woceka II Spruce Falls Power & Paper Tug 7 1942  
  174019 Grondy Spruce Falls Power & Paper Tug 4 1942 Closed 1996
  174020 Kapus Spruce Falls Power & Paper Tug 8 1942 Suspended 2008
  175001 Pendropa Spruce Falls Power & Paper Tug 4 1942 Closed 1996
Wartime Production of Tugs for the Navy
Eleven "Glen"-Class Yard Tugs (YTB) 
  177427 Glendower Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1943 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. 4, E. A. Rockett, now Paul E. No. 1
  177437 Glenlea Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1943 Sold 1947 as Bansaga, now George N. Carleton
  176554 Glenora Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1943 Sold 1946 as Lotbiniere, then Glenshiel, sank 2007
  177886 Glenada Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1943 Sold 1947 as Glenada
  178534 Glenmont Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1943 Sold 1947 as Glenmont, now Carolina Borealis
486 176561 Glencove Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1943 Sold 1947 as Consol II, now Glenrover
487 179531 Glenlivet (YTB 504) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1944 Sold 1965 as Canadian Franko, Vigilant I, now Glenlivet II
488 371770 Glenside (YTB 500) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1944 Sold 1947 as Glenside, later Tycoon, closed 1998
489 371769 Glenbrook (YTB 501) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1944 Sold 1947 as Glenbrook, closed 1999
490 371772 Glenevis (YTB 502) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1944 Sold 1977 as Glenevis, closed 2007
491   Glendyne (YTB 503) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 170 1944 Sank 1957, raised, scuttled 1978
Thirty-Seven "Ville"-Class Yard Tugs (YTL)
    Haysville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946
    Kingsville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Consol I
    Lakeville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Gillboy
    Granville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Eileen G, later Blossom, Scottish Thistle
    Lawrenceville (YTL 584) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Now HMCS Chippewa
    Adamsville (YTL 582) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Now HMCS Burrard
    Beamsville (YTL 583) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44  
    Marysville (YTL 585) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44  
  177428 Auburnville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. No. 5
    Parksville (YTL 579) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44  
  326084 Otterville (YTL 590) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1964
  177649 Radville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Radville, suspended 2008
  179024 Hodgeville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Hodgeville, active
478 178702 Streetsville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Streetsville, active
479 170298 Blissville  Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 To DoPW 1947 as Blissville, sank 1972
480   Eckville (YTL 580) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1964 as Gulf Mist
481   Mannville (YTL 577) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44  
482   Shawville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 To NHB 1946 as NHB Patrol No. 1, later Brockton II
483   Roseville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Boomalong
484   Colville (YTL 576 Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1964 as Gulf Wave, later La Praxis, now Bobby Bowes
485   Luceville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. No. 6
491 825584 Listerville (YTL 578) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold as Cavalier, now yacht Hercules
492 178934 Martinville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Foundation Joan, Florence M, now Ruffy
493 173541 Neville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Boomalong
494 179027 Bonnyville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Bonnyville, active
495   Merrickville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Ann Marie, sank 1987
496   Johnville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 To DoPW 1946, later K. M. Cameron
497   Plainsville (YTL 587) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44  
498   Hartville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as David Straits, later Navvy Jack
499 176576 Innisville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Innisville, suspended 2008
500   Jamesville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Terralong
501 814269 Queensville (YTL 586) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sank 1952
502   Kayville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as W.A.C. No. 2
503 815591 Youville (YTL 588) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44  
    Pierreville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 To DoT 1946 as J. D. Weir
    Loganville (YTL 589) Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44  
  179092 Barkerville Royal Canadian Navy Yard Tug 11 1943-44 Sold 1946 as Sylvia King
Fifteen "Tanac"-Class Yard Tugs
  CT 46   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1943  
  CT 47   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1943  
  CT 48   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1943  
  CT 49   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1943  
  CT 50   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1943  
  169974 Lac Ottawa British MoT Yard Tug 65 1943 One of the above, later Colinette, now Nomada
  CT 206   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 207   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 208   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 209   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 210   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 211   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 212   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 213   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 214   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
  CT 215   British MoT Yard Tug 65 1945  
Wartime Production of Commercial Vessels
507   Nors   Landing Craft   1944  
  175371 Jourdan International Paper Tug 4 1944  
  175600 Mazerac International Paper Tug 4 1944 Later Little Al, now Little L
  188896 Coucoucache Groupe Ocean Tug 11 1944 Active
  188897 Rapide des Coeurs Cie du Flottage de St. Maurice Tug 11 1944 Now OC 34
  173697 Babikan Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 5 1945 Suspended 2004
  173698 Minikan Abitibi Pulp & Paper Tug 5 1945 Active
  173699 Mark Whitman Marathon Paper Mills Tug 14 1945 Active in New York
512 173999 R. H. Daughney Fraser Companies Tug 12 1945 Now J.P.P. No. 7
511 175004 Andy Milne Wm. Milne & Sons Tug 12 1945 Closed 1994
  175005 Whitney III Geo. Gordon & Co. Tug 16 1945 Active
550 175006 Lost R. Spruce Falls Power & Paper Tug 4 1945 Active
  175007 Remi Spruce Falls Power & Paper Tug 4 1945 Closed 1996
  175008 Saginash Spruce Falls Power & Paper Tug 7 1945 Closed 1999
  175009 Buckhorn   Barge 9 1945 Closed 1996
  175010 Red Pine Spruce Falls Power & Paper Barge 9 1945  
  175054 O.M. 238 Ontario Minnesota Pulp Tug 4 1945  
  175992 Aletha B Charles E. Weaver Fish Tug 11 1945 Active
  176019 Beulah K International Paper Tug 4 1945  
  176022 Laurette D International Paper Tug 7 1945 Later Babe I
  176023 Copo III Consolidated Paper Tug 4 1945  
  176026 Granet International Paper Tug 7 1945  
  176027 Allan International Paper Tug 4 1945  
  176033 Max G. International Paper Tug 7 1945 Active
  176036 G-11 International Paper Tug 4 1945 Suspended 2008
  176038 Warper No. 4 Quebec North Shore Paper Tug 4 1945  
  176053 O.M. 235 Ontario Minnesota Pulp Tug 4 1945  
  176124 R. A. Viner Brown Corp. Tug 4 1945  
  176531 Nancy J Brompton Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1945  
  176532 Sandra J Brompton Pulp & Paper Tug 4 1945  
  176533 Susan E St. Lawrence Corp. Tug 4 1945  
  176567 Joe Rowan James McLaren Co. Tug 4 1945 Closed 2000
  176568 Kiamika James McLaren Co. Tug 4 1945 Closed 2000
  176569 Theodore Thibault James McLaren Co.