Russel Brothers Tugs

Located in Owen Sound, Ontario on Georgian Bay, Russel Brothers built some 1,000 vessels of various types and sizes from 1909 to 1974. Many of these vessels were small winching tugs built for the inland logging trade, but regular tugboats (many for the Navy) were built by the yard as well. Barges, passenger vessels, fish tugs and Coast Guard vessels also emerged from the famous yard.

Russel Brothers tugs have proved to be long-lasting, and many of them are still in service on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, and Canada’s East Coast. They are listed here in the order they were built.

Current Tugs:

*Indicates currently inactive tugs


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