Radium Yellowknife

Photo by Marc Piché

Photo by Marc Piché

This shallow-draft river tug was built in 1948 by Yarrow’s Limited as the Radium Yellowknife for Northern Transportation. She was repowered in 1963, and spent her entire career working in the Arctic region until 2000, when Buchanan Forest Products purchased her with a number of small barges. The Yellowknife brought the barges to Thunder Bay on Lake Superior, and was refurbished and placed into service on the Lakes. She was later put on charter to Norlake Transportation of Port Colborne, and was mainly used in the grain trade. The operation for Norlake, however, ended in 2011 and the tug entered lay-up in Toronto. In 2013, the tug re-entered service for the Toronto Drydock Limited.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Builder: Yarrow’s Ltd., Esquimalt, BC
  • Hull No.: 111
  • Engines: 2 Caterpillar D398
  • Horsepower: 1,530 bhp
  • Length: 120′ 00″
  • Breadth: 28′ 00″
  • Depth: 6′ 06″
  • Port of Registry: Vancouver, BC
Ken Newhams

Ken Newhams

Ken Newhams

Ken Newhams

Martin Palardy

Martin Palardy

Martin Palardy

Martin Palardy

Martin Palardy

Martin Palardy

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