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Louis M. / Carl M.

Ex Louis M.. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Owned by McNally Construction Inc., Hamilton, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by McNally Construction Inc., Hamilton, Ontario. Louis M. - Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Louis M. [C.188767] registered at Toronto. Built at Owen Sound in 1957 43'; 21 g.t. Renamed b] Carl M. in commission. Owned by McNamara Construction Co. Photographed at Whitby Dry Dock in 1995. Canadian List of Shipping 1997: Still listed as Carl M. 12 meters; 21 g.t.; 14 r.t. Owned by Cartier Construction, 101-29 Gervais drive, Don Mills, Ontario M3C lY9. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by McNally Construction Inc., Hamilton, Ontario. RBF Notes: Carl M. for sale on Scruton Marine 2004.


This small tugboat was built in 1957 by Russel Brothers Limited of Owen Sound, ON as the Louis M. for McNamara Construction. She was renamed Carl M. in 1975. In 1998, she was acquired by McNally International of Hamilton, ON, where the tug retained its name. Carl M. is busy in the construction and dredging trades around eastern Canada for McNally. Type: Single Screw Tugboat Year Built: 1957 Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON Horsepower: 465 bhp Length: 47' 00? Breadth: 14' 06? Depth: 6' 00? Port of Registry: Toronto, ON.

 

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Photo source http://ul.bgsu.edu/cgi-bin/xvsl2.cgi Item 004375

 

Robert B. Farrow Collection.

 

Carl M. - Whitby Dry Dock - Oct. 18, 1995.
NB - Mac Mackay says he did NOT take this photo.

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Rene Beauchamp notes: Carl M. in Montreal in 2002. Owned by McNally Construction.
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  Oct. 27, 2008: Terry Scott says "I'm up in Southampton working on the water intake. I'm running the Carl M Russel tug for McNally. Nice tug and the power is not bad 16V-92, sounds great too! Not too bad since she sunk a while back in Hamilton harbour. Apparently, her bilge hose got under the waterline and reports have it that she was down to her mastheadlight."

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Sandra Mary & Carl M at Sarnia's North Slip, Mar. 15, 2009.
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Aug. 15, 2009. McNally Construction tug Carl M. at Sarnia's Government Dock.
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Carl M around 2011 or so. Pier 9 Halifax. Photo by Pete Spencer.
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From Mac Mackay's excellent TUGFAX blog about Halifax vessels SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
source: http://tugfaxblogspotcom.blogspot.ca/2011/09/more-small-tug-work.html

Carl M. works with the spud scow Canadian Argosy. No big tug news to report at the moment, but the small tugs are keeping busy in Halifax. McNally Marine's Carl M. and fleet mate Whitby continue to attend construction scows at the Halterm extension project. Both tugs trace there existance to McNamara Construction, long defunct, builders of the orginal Halterm container terminal IN 1969-70. Carl M. was built in 1957 by Russel-Hipwell in Owen Sound, ON as Louis M. She was renamed in 1975, and rates 465 bhp. Whitby dates from 1978 and has 474 horses at her command. She was built by McNamara's own forces in her namesake port. Both tugs are truckable, and their wheelhouses are removable.

 

Photo by Mac Mackay.

 

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