Photo by Mac MacKay

Photo by Mac MacKay

The veteren tug Glenevis was built in 1944 by Russel Brothers Limited as the HMCS Glenevis (YTB-502) for the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1947, she was decommissioned and transferred to the Naval Auxiliary fleet, remaining in service at the Naval Dockyard in Halifax, NS under the name Glenevis. McKeil Marine Limited of Hamilton, ON acquired the tug in 1979. Her pilothouse was eventually replaced, and the tug remained busy on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence under McKeil ownership. In 2007, the Glenevis was sold to unknown owners in the Caribbean, and she left the Lakes via the Erie Canal.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON
  • Hull No.: 490
  • Engines: 1 Detroit 2-71
  • Horsepower: 1,200 bhp
  • Length: 81′ 00″
  • Breadth: 21′ 00″
  • Depth: 9′ 00″

One thought on “Glenevis

  1. I was a crew member on the tug when it was sold by McKeil and helped deliver it in the summer of 07 through the Erie Canal from Oswego NY to Staten Island where the new owners picked it up.

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