Russel Brothers Limited OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO Steelcraft Boat Builders
May 2006. Basic construction completed!
After having made models of winch boats as a boy (he calls these "pull toys"), Doug revives his art 30 years later, donating his model to the OSMRM!
June 2006. Doug's daughter Rose applying hull paint.
Finished! June 2006.
Little Ancaster has a steel anchor that was made about 25 years ago by my good friend and neighbour Aldei Lafrance. Aldei worked as a mechanic on the boats and replaced many a bottom on several of the boats during the winter months. He made me two anchors while he was working for the CIP at Baskatong. I also put a strong tow cord and a steel hook made from a nail like I used to do when I was a kid.
Jan. 9th, 2008, in Steve Briggs' optometry office in Owen Sound.
For more Russel exhibits visit Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum 1165 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8
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