Russel Brothers Limited   OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO   Steelcraft Boat Builders
Little Missinaibi / Simon Cote

Ex- Little Missinaibi. Canadian List of Shipping 1952, Supplement 3: Registers Opened. Same info as follows: Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Little Missinaibi [C.194958] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1953. 38'3 x 115 x 4'; 14 g.t.; 9 n.t.; 130 hp. Owned by Pineland Timber Co. Ltd., Sudbury, Ontario. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Simon Cote [C.194958] registered at Montreal. Built at Owen Sound in 1953. 38'; 14 g.t. Formerly Little Missinaibi. Transport Canada List 2006: Simon Cote [C.194198] registered Montreal, QC. Built by Russel-Hipwell Engines Ltd., Owen Sound, ON 1953. 11.67m x 3.51m x 1.22m; 13.96 g.t., 9.49 n.t. 2 Diesel Engines 330 h.p. Owned Urgence Marine Inc., Montreal, QC.

This small tug was built in 1953 by Russel Brothers Limited as the Little Missinaibi for the Pineland Timber Company. She was eventually acquired by Urgence Marine Inc. of Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC and renamed Simon Cote. Simon Cote is active performing various port services around Montreal. Type: Twin Screw Tugboat Year Built: 1953 Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON Horsepower: 330 bhp Length: 38' 03? Breadth: 11' 06? Depth: 4' 00? Port of Registry: Montreal, QC.

RBF notes: Montreal, July 3rd, 2006. Streetsville behind.

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Photos by Martin Palardy


Photos by Yves Cloutier, 9/25/13. Click to enlarge.


Cote Ste-Catherine Dec. 30, 2016. Photo by Rene Beauchamp.

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