Rod McLean

The Great Lakes Towing Company built this tug as their own Fairport in 1914. In 1943 she was sold to Canada Steamship Lines and renamed Bayport. In 1960 she was converted to diesel power following a 1959 sinking. She was renamed Tug A in 1962, and the following year was sold to Frederick R. Mireault and renamed Twin Port. Ownership passed to Edith M. Mireault in 1966, and then Victor A. Borak in 1970. A.B. McLean & Son purchased the Twin Port in 1971. She was heavily rebuilt and repowered in 1973-74, In 1975 she was renamed Rod McLean. Purvis Marine Limited of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, purchased the Rod McLean in 1994, and removed her engine for use in the tug Adanac. She remained inactive at the Purvis scrapyard until finally being cut up sometime after 2012.

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