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Ruswell / George Kydd

Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Ruswell [C.310459] registered at Owen Sound. Built at Owen Sound 1960. 43'; 21 g.t.. Renamed b] George Kydd. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Hudson Bay Port Co., Churchill, Manitoba.

Tug George Kydd wintering on the dock in Churchill MB, December 3, 2004.
source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bouviered/226936245

From the Port of Churchill web site: The Port of Churchill is Canada's only major northern seaport. It offers access to ocean freight via the Hudson Bay Rail Line to southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Great Plains area of the continent. The Port of Churchill also offers a trade route for exports from these geographic regions to Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic ports and the seaports in northern Russia, especially the port of Murmansk. Tug service is provided by Hudson Bay Port Company. Three tugs are available, HM Wilson at 3,000 hp, Mantaywi Sepe at 1,600 hp, and George Kydd at 600 hp.

(Churchill, in 1930, was a scene of great activity. The Winnipeg contractoróCarter, Halls, Aldingerówas busy completing the construction of the 2.5 million bushel capacity grain elevator that was the portís greatest facility for its overseas trade. This involved a work force of about 1,500 men. George Kydd was in charge of construction at the port).

 

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