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Martin E. Johnson

Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Martin E. Johnson [C.188403] registered at Port Arthur. Built at Owen Sound in 1959. 43'; 26 g.t. Transport Canada List 2002: Built by Russel-Hipwell Engine Co., Owen Sound, Ont. Owned by Purvis Marine Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Purvis Marine Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.


This small tugboat was built in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1959 by Russel Brothers Limited as the Martin E. Johnson for American Can of Canada. In 1984, she was sold to Purvis Marine of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Martin E. Johnson is often utilized by Purvis for icebreaking, dredging, and other smaller projects on the St. Marys River. Type: Single Screw Tugboat Year Built: 1959 Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON Engines: 1 Cummins NVH-12 Horsepower: 600 bhp Length: 47' 00? Breadth: 16' 00? Depth: 7' 00? Port of Registry: Thunder Bay, ON.


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Martin E. Johnson - (Soo, ON July 2, 2004)

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Martin E Johnson
Photo by Mike Nicholls, boatnerd.com.

Clipping courtesy Gerry Ouderkirk

 

OSMRM Collection, source unknown

 

June 2006, at night, in the rain. Soo, Purvis yard. Photo courtesy Shaun Vary.

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