This small tug was built in 1949 by Russel Brothers Limited of Owen Sound, ON as the Ernst M. for Long Lac Pulp & Paper. In 1999 she was sold to Equity Marine Construction of Spring Lake, MI, where she was renamed Ernest M.
The Ernest M works in the dredging and construction trades around Michigan’s west coast.
- Type: Tugboat
- Year Built: 1949
- Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON
- Length: 45′ 00″
- Breadth: 13′ 00″
- Depth: 6′ 00″
- Port of Registry: Grand Haven, MI