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Video Interview with the Russel Brothers
L to R: Archie Carnahan, Fred Russel, Tom Russel
WATCH INTERVIEW WITH THE RUSSEL BROS. This 26 minute 1987 interview was conducted by Archie Carnahan, at the Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum. Archie is talking with Fred & Tom Russel, on the eve of Fred's retirement after 40 years with the company. Topics include the one dollar bill boats, company name changes, Russel Bros. local philanthropy, the move from Fort Frances and company history. Introduced by Don Capel.

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Excerpts from the 1957 short entitled "Log Drive".
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Portaging the Alligator overland 1:15   VIEW
Assembling and moving a large log boom 3:28   VIEW
Rounding up stray logs after the drive 1:13   VIEW
VIDEO: Log Drive. Click for more info.
Log Drive
This 1957 NFB film of the Québec log drive follows the logs from the winter forest, through rivers and rivers, over dams to the mill in Buckingham, QC.
PLAY FULL FILM   20 min.   MORE INFO
VIDEO: Russel Winch Boat. Click for more info.
Russel Winch Boat
1990 compilation shows working winch boats, and the restoration and dedication of the Esnagi at the National Museum of Science and Technology.
PLAY   16 min.   MORE INFO
Russel Warping Tugs
Here is a 1955 four minute silent video of Flamand at Rapide-Blanc, Québec.
Thrilling views of tugs working near the top of the chute!
PLAY HIGH RESOLUTION   4:23   MORE INFORMATION
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Diving Attraction
In 1979 "The Santa Maria Society" recovered Winch Boat L.O. 2 from the Rideau Canal and moved her to Morrison’s Quarry near Wakefield, QC.
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For more Russel exhibits visit Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum 1165 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8
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