Rod McLean

This veteran tug was built in 1914 by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio as their own Fairport. In 1940 she was purchased by Burke Towing & Salvage of Canada. Canada Steamship Lines acquired the Fairport in 1942 and renamed her Bayport. In 1959, the Bayport sank off Collingwood, Ontario while working with the steamer Captain C.D. Secord. She was raised and renamed Tug A in 1962. Frederick R. Mireault acquired the tug in 1963, and she was renamed Twin Port. Edith M. Mireault then acquired the tug in 1966. In 1970, the Twin Port moved again, to Victor A. Borak. The following year, she was sold to A.B. McLean & Sons. In 1974, she was rebuilt and converted from steam to diesel power. In 1975, she was renamed Rod McLean. Purvis Marine Limited of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario purchased the Rod McLean in 1994, and her engine was later removed and installed in fleetmate Adanac. The Rod McLean then sat ashore at the Purvis scrapyard. and was eventually scrapped.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Builder: The Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Hull No.: 32
  • Engines: N/A
  • Horsepower: N/A
  • Length: 78′ 00″
  • Breadth: 17′ 00″
  • Depth: 11′ 00″

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