Photo by Isaac Pennock

Photo by Isaac Pennock

The Virginia was built in 1946 by Russel Brothers as the fish tug Alice Jean for Franklin C. Oper. In 1957, she was sold to Dean Construction of LaSalle, ON, who converted the Alice Jean to a towing vessel and renamed her Wayne Dean. In 2000 she was sold to Olson Dredge & Dock of Algonac, MI, and renamed Virginia.

Being Canadian-built, the Virginia is unable to perform commercial service for Olson, but she sits at their Algonac dock in good condition.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON
  • Engines: 1 Detroit 8-71
  • Length: 45′ 00″
  • Breadth: 13′ 00″
  • Depth: 5′ 00″

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