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Brompton Duchess / Mink Isle

Design #333, Hull 727. 50' x 13'6" Harbour Tug. 150 hp Kahlenberg diesel. Canadian List of Ships 1997: Owned by William Parr, Parry Sound, ON. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by William Parr, Parry Sound, Ontario. RBF Notes: Hull 727 built 1947. Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Brompton Duchess [C.178684] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1947. 47 7 x 12 9 x 6 5; 27 g.t.; 16 n.t.; 150 hp. Owned by St. Lawrence Corp., Ltd., Montreal. Russel Brochure: Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Brompton Duchess [C.178684] registered at Port Arthur; built at Owen Sound in 1947. 27; 4 g.t. Transport Canada List 2000: Steel tug/other Mink Isle [C.320152] ex- Brompton Duchess. Registered at Ottawa 07/11/84. Built at Owen Sound in 1947. 26.77 g.t; 15.87 n.t. 14.5m x 3.9m x 2m Built by Russel Brothers, Owen Sound. Owned by William Parr, Parry Sound, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by William Parr, Parry Sound, Ontario.


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25' x 9' Utility Runabout (Design #330. Hull #697) in foreground,
Brompton Duchess in background, both boats were built in 1947.
n.b. - the runabout is quite likely the Abitibi I.

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RBF notes: Mink Isle - Ex Brompton Duchess (Soo, ON July 2, 2004)

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Mink Isle, out of Snug Harbour with Capt Bob Parr and crew Sandra Parr.
Photo: Bob White

tugfest.net: 2005 photos.

 

From Russel company brochure: WORKBOATS AND LAUNCHES.
Don Moon archive.

 

Click photo below to view photos from July 28, 2007 at
Owen Sound - Russel Brothers Tugfest.
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Mink Isle at Harbour West Marina, Jan. 2017. Photo by Robert Cox.

 

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