This tug was built in 1943 by Russel Brothers of Owen Sound, ON as the Ottawa for the British Minister of Transport. In 1957 the tug was purchased by Oka Sand & Gravel and returned to Canada, where she was renamed Lac Ottawa. The Miron Company acquired the tug in 1961. Waterman’s Services of Toronto, ON purchased the Lac Ottawa in 1966, and renamed her Colinette. McKeil Marine Limited of Hamilton, ON acquired the tug in the late 1990s, and removed her from service for a major rebuild. The rebuild went slowly, and during the early 2000s, the unfinished project was acquired by Nomada Charters Inc. of Port Dover, ON. The Colinette was converted to a trawler-style charter passenger vessel/yacht and renamed Nomada in 2006. She remains active both on and off the Lakes for her owners.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON
  • Horsepower: 650 bhp
  • Length: 65′ 00″
  • Breadth: 16′ 00″
  • Depth: 7′ 00″

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