Russel Brothers Limited   OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO   Steelcraft Boat Builders
Paul Capel
Paul Capel lives in Owen Sound and has long had a fasacination with boats and local history. His father Don was the driving force behind returning the Ancaster (featured on the reverse of the last Canadian dollar bill) to Owen Sound.
 
Ada Marie Purvis   1942

33' x 9'5 x 3'5; 7 g.t.; 6 n.t.; 25 hp. (Ex PPM 16, later renamed Channel Bratt).
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Aletha B.   1945

41 5 x 12 x 3 4; 11 g.t.; 9 n.t.; 110 hp.
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Ancaster   1951

24 8 x 7 5 x 2 9; 4 g.t.; 3 n.t.; 20 hp. With model by Don Capel.
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Ancaster   1951

The move to Owen Sound. Ancaster at Ottawa April 1, 1991.
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Ancaster   1951

The move to Owen Sound. Ancaster at Russel factory site, April 1991.
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Ancaster   1951

The move to Owen Sound. Ancaster at the Marine & Rail Museum.
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Ancaster   1951

The refurbishment. Ancaster at Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum 1991.
Volunteer unknown.
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Ancaster   1951

The refurbishment. Ancaster at Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum 1991.
Volunteer unknown.
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Ancaster   1951

The refurbishment.Orris Hull prepping and painting.
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Ancaster   1951

The refurbishment. Orris Hull prepping and painting.
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Andy Milne   1945

37 5 x 10 5 x 4 8; 12 g.t.; 5 n.t.; 93 hp.
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Andy Milne   1945

37 5 x 10 5 x 4 8; 12 g.t.; 5 n.t.; 93 hp.
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B.J & C.J.   1952

42 5 x 12 x 3 5; 12 g.t.; 10 n.t.; 141 hp.
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Bonnyville   1944

37; 11 g.t.
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Cassell   1952

42 5 x 12 x 3 5; 12 g.t.; 10 n.t.; 141 hp.
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Hodgeville   1944

37' x 10' 5 x 4'; 11 gt.; 8 n.t.; 93 hp.
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Hodgeville   1944

At Paul Groves home at Snug Harbour (close to Parry Sound, ON), c. 1983-1985
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Hodgeville   1944

At Paul Groves home at Snug Harbour (close to Parry Sound, ON), c. 1983-1985.
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Hodgeville   1944

37' x 10' 5 x 4'; 11 gt.; 8 n.t.; 93 hp.
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Hodgeville   1944

At Port Elgin.
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Maid of the Mist   1955

58'9 x 16' x 6'6; 47 g.t.; 22 n.t.; 350 hp. At Port Dover 1991.
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Maid of the Mist   1955

At Port Dover 1991.
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Newago   1940

58'9 x 16' x 6'6; 47 g.t.; 22 n.t.; 350 hp. At Port Dover 1991.
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Newago   1940

At Port Dover 1991.
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Newago   1940

58'9 x 16' x 6'6; 47 g.t.; 22 n.t.; 350 hp. At Port Dover 1991.
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Newago (model)   1940

At Port Dover 1991.
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Newago (model)   1940

58'9 x 16' x 6'6; 47 g.t.; 22 n.t.; 350 hp. At Port Dover 1991.
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Ogima II   1954

39'; 11.7 x 3.2 x 1.7m; 14.87 g.t.; 13.07 n.t.
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Ogima II   1954

39'; 11.7 x 3.2 x 1.7m; 14.87 g.t.; 13.07 n.t.
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Trent   1948

42'7 x 125 x 6'; 25 g.t.; 17 n.t.; 135 hp.
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Wendy B   1945?

Russel hull, with refurbished steam engine.
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Wendy B   1945?

Russel hull, with refurbished steam engine.
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Wendy B   1945?

Russel hull, with refurbished steam engine.
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