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Transport Canada List 2003: owned by Dean Construction Co., LaSalle, Ontario. Canadian List of Shipping 1994: Steel tug a] La Praxis [C.320827] built at Owen Sound in 1944. Renamed b] Bobby Bowes. Owned by Dean Construction, Belle River, Ontario. GAO Notes: Built as a ville' class tug for the Canadian navy. Registered at Toronto as Bobby Bowes in 1979. Hull #484.


This small tug was built by Russel Brothers in 1944 as the “Ville”-class tug Colville for the Canadian Navy. In 1964 she was sold civilian and renamed Gulf Wave. She was later renamed La Praxis. In 1979, she was sold to Dean Construction of LaSalle, ON and renamed Bobby Bowes. She is currently active in the marine construction trade for Dean. Type: Single Screw Tugboat Year Built: 1944 Builder: Russel Brothers Ltd., Owen Sound, ON Horsepower: 140 bhp Length: 37' 04? Breadth: 10' 02? Depth: 3' 06? Port of Registry: Toronto, ON


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Bobby Bowes at LaSalle, Ontario, Canada, just off the Detroit river. May 12/06. Photo by Paul Beesley.

 

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