Russel Brothers Limited   OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO   Steelcraft Boat Builders

Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Wabinosh [C.173545] registered at Owen Sound; built at Owen Sound in 1941. 38'5 x 10’5 x 5'; 14 g.t.; 10 n.t.; 600 hp. Owned by Abitibi Power & Paper Co. Ltd., Iroquois Falls, Ontario. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Wabinosh [C.173545] registered, at Owen Sound. Built at Owen Sound in 1941. 39'; 14 g.t. Canadian List of Shipping 1997: Steel tug Wabinosh [C.173545] registered at Owen Sound. Built at Owen Sound in 1941. 1lm; 14 g.t.; 10 n.t. Owned by M. V. Mark Inc., Pointe Claire, Québec. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Maple Engineering & Construction Canada Ltd., Brampton, Ontario. Registered at Montreal 1982/01/27. RBF Notes: For sale Scruton Marine 2004, Yachtworld, 2006. GAO notes (Oct. 26, 2007) WABINOSH is now in the International Marine Salvage yard at Port Colborne.

For sale on (2006)

For sale on (2006)

For sale on (2006)

For sale on (2006)

38' Work Boat 
Year: 1941 
Current Price: Can$  12,600  
Located in ON, Canada 
Hull Material: Steel 
Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel 
YW# 26664-956567 

38'5" x 10'5" x 4'6" Steel Work Boat 
Alligator type hull (flat bottom)

Built by Russel Brother Ltd., Owen Sound, Ontario 

Powered by 6 cyl 165 hp diesel - in running condition 

Keel cooled 

Propeller - 3 blade 30" 

Engine room fitted with PTO clutch used to drive double drum winch 

After deck fitted with double towing bitt 


Located in Ontario. Contact Scruton Marine Services.  


RBF notes: "Kent Malo in Québec informs me that Bill Bird took this photo of the Wabinosh waiting to be scrapped at IMS in Port Colborne this past weekend. It's really a shame. She'd been for sale down in Brampton, ON for the last couple of years for around $12,000cdn." (Sept. 18th, 2007)

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Wabinosh decapitated Oct. 8th, 2007 at International Marine Salvage, Port Colborne ON. Shaun Vary Photo.


1983 Nipigon Gazette article on the logging history and tugs of the Nipigon River. Mentions Russels Wabinosh, PPM 31, Outan, Purdom, Babikan.
article online source:
Easy to read text version of article with photos

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For more Russel exhibits visit Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum 1165 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8
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