Martin E. Johnson

This small tugboat was built in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1959 by Russel Brothers Limited as the Martin E. Johnson for American Can of Canada. In 1984, she was sold to Purvis Marine of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Martin E. Johnson is often utilized by Purvis for icebreaking, dredging, and other smaller projects on the St. Marys River.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON
  • Engines: 1 Cummins NVH-12
  • Horsepower: 600 bhp
  • Length: 47′ 00″
  • Breadth: 16′ 00″
  • Depth: 7′ 00″
  • Port of Registry: Thunder Bay, ON
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