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Russel Hull Numbers
& Build Years

Special thanks to Robert B. Farrow of Thunder Bay, ON for originating this index.
N.B. - hull numbers were not necessarily sequential or chronological. Steve Briggs notes: an Owen Sound Sun Times article from c. 1996 quotes Harry Warkentin (head designer) as saying numbering of hulls began in 1928.

(OSMRM) = Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum documentation
(RBF) = confirmed by Robert B. Farrow
(GO) = confirmed by Gerry Ouderkirk
(PI) = confirmed by Newspaper account
(TV) = confirmed by Ted Vince
(DM) = confirmed by Dan McKay
(DG) = confirmed by Doug Gagnon
(SB) = confirmed by Steve Briggs
(MNR) = Ministry of Natural Resources
(NC) = Not confirmed, but highly likely


025 - 1936 - Packet (RH advertisement)
135 - 1936 - Winch Boat 135 (NC)
255 - ? possibly Sarynthia 2 (RBF)
319 - 1939 - The Quinte (OSMRM)
324 - 1939 - Radium Express (OSMRM)
333 - 1939 - Gort or Chug, Fort Frances, ON(RBF) 
340 - 1939 - Newago ex Shannon & Terry (PI)
350 - 1946 - Design 205 (OSMRM) 25' x 13' Pile Driver Scow
357 - 1940 - Tugalong (RBF) 
358 - 1940 - Goki (OSMRM) 
359 - 1940 - Lynn B. (OSMRM) 
364 - 1946 - Design 216 (OSMRM) 30' x 7' Pointer Boat. 
383 - 1941 - Located Selkirk, MB 2003 (RBF) 
388 - 1941 - Allagash (OSMRM) 
399 - 1941 - located at Soo, ON 2004 (RBF) 
402 - 1941 - Oskawan II (RBF) 
410 - 1941 - Warper No. 1 (OSMRM) 
415 - 1941 - Design 222 (OSMRM) 30' x 8' Utility Launch.
420 - 1941 - Decelles (OSMRM) 
448 - 1942 - Owandem (builder plate) 
450 - 1942 - Hopalong (RBF) 
479 - 1944 - Blissville 

484 - 1944 - Colville 
486 - 1944 - Glenside (OSMRM) 
494 - 1944 - Bonnyville
501 - 1944 - Queensville (RBF) Launched December 5, 1944.
507 - 1944 - Nors (PI)
511 - 1945 - Andy Milne (GO) 
512 - 1945 - R.H. Daughney (OSMRM) 
544 - 1946 - Chico II (DM) 
548 - 1946 - Kay Vee (RBF) 
550 - 1945 - Lost R. (RBF)
557 - 1945 - Goward (Builders Plate info) (RBF) 
562 - 1946 - Atomic (OSMRM) Registry says 1945
564 - 1946 - Gyp (RBF) 
568 - 1946 - Malden (OSMRM) 
571 - 1946 - Skimmer (RBF) 
572 - 1945 - Jimmie N. (Builders Plate Info) (RBF) 
575 - 1946 - Seagull III (RBF) 
591 - 1946 - PPM 32 (RBF) 
594 - 1946 - Cassell (RBF) 
596 - 1946 - G-14 (not confirmed - see notes at page bottom) 
599 - 1946 - Wawi (TV)
605 - 1946 - Basko (RBF) 
606 - 1946 - Design 300 (OSMRM) 35' x 9'6" General Tug
607 - 1946 - Arbee II (OSMRM) 
609 - 1946 - Pijitic (OSMRM) 
613 - 1946 - located at Soo, ON 2004 (RBF) 
615 - 1946 - T. Gibbens (RBF) 
616 - 1946 - Design 256 (OSMRM) 30' x 8' 6" Cabin Utility Boat. 
618 - 1946 - W.B. Marguerite (RBF) 
624 - 1946 - Design 306 (OSMRM) 45' x 12'6" River Tug.
642 - 1946 - Towalong? (RBF) 
644 - 1946 - Nellie S. (BP) 
652 - 1946 - Design 256 (OSMRM) 30' x 8' 6" Open Utility Boat. 
655 - 1946 - Lac Du Bonnett (RBF) 
661 - 1946 - Jose D. (OSMRM) Registry says 1947
667 - 1946 - Design 293 (OSMRM) 28' x 8' Forest Patrol Launch
672 - 1947 - Tomiko (Builders Plate Info) (RBF) 
675 - 1946 - Eddy VIII (RBF) 
676 - 1946 - Miss Emily (Builder Plate)
686 - 1946 - Emile
687 - 1946 - Coulonge (Owner Info) Renamed Compass Rose 6
688 - 1946 - Quinze, now Cobra (RBF) 
690 - 1946 - Lorne Cooke (RBF) 
691 - 1947 - Granite Bay [the] (RBF) 
692 - 1947 - Chipewyan (OSMRM) 
693 - 1947 - Pilot II (OSMRM)
 694 - 1947 - Silt Prince (ex Slo Moe) 
695 - 1947 - H.D. Freeze (DG) 
697 - 1947 -  Utility Runabout.  (OSMRM) 25' x 9'
712 - 1947 - located in Wawa, ON 2004 (RBF) 
715 - 1947 - Ahern, located in Maniwaki QC 2007. (DG)
721 - 1947 - scrapped in late '80's, Trois Rivieres.
725 - 1947 (Kay-Cee?)
724 - 1947 - Design 338 (OSMRM) 45' x 13' Standard Fish Boat.
727 - 1947 - Brompton Duchess / Mink Isle (Owner Info)
732 - 1947 - Glidalong (RBF) 
735 - 1947 - located Port Dover, ON 2004 (RBF) 
741 - 1947 - O.M. 340 (RBF) 
745 - 1947 - Design 329 (OSMRM) 30' x 9' Utility Launch
749 - 1947 - Dryden 3 (RBF) 
751 - 1947 - Dryden 4 (Owner Info) Renamed Emma Morgan
759 - 1948 - cabin is at Bayfield, ON 2004 (RBF) 
760 - 1948 - Standard Sweeper (OSMRM) 10hp gas engine.
766 - 1948 - 25' being cut up, Soo, ON 2006 (DM)
771 - 1948 - Mae Mac No. 1 (RBF) Renamed Pine Bay
773 - 1948 - Alec (RBF) 
775 - 1948 - PPM 4 
776 - 1948 - Rioux (OSMRM) Registry says 1947
791 - 1948 - Robert W. (RBF) 
799 - 1949 - Tauno (RBF) 
815 - 1949 - Romeo and Annette (Dick Warkentin newsclipping Jan. 10, 1997) 
819 - 1949 - W.B. Yvette (RBF) 
826 - 1949 - Pigeon (RBF) 
831 - 1949 - Imelda M. (DG) 
833 - 1949 - Long Sault (OSMRM) 
836 - 1949 - Moor Lake (MNR)
857 - Ricketts Harbour   (RBF) 
865 - 1949 - Wm Clauson
891 - 1951 - owned by Pierre Arseneault of  Trois-Rivières, Québec.
900 - 1951 - Ancaster (RBF & SB)
910 - 1951 - Patsy Jos. M. (RBF) 
917 - 1951 - Alert (RBF) 
937 - 1951 - John T. Kealy  (RBF) 
943 - 1951 - Brompton Weasel (RBF) 
958 - 1952 - Located Chutes du Coulounge, QC (Owner Info)
963 - 1952 - Beauchene (RBF) 
972 - 1952 - Brompton Mink (RBF) 
973 - 1952 - Missinaibi (SB)
979 - 1952 - R.J. Kelly (RBF) 
980 - 1952 - BJ & CJ. 
982 - 1952 - Winch Boat 982 (NC)
1000 - 1953 - Romeo and Juliette (PI)
1006 - ???? - McNeil, village of St. Roch de Mekinac, Qc

1008 - 1953 - Brompton Otter, MacDairmid, ON
(RBF)
1013 - 1953 - Muskrat 
1031 - 1954 - Welland
1053 - 1954 - Ogima II



1056 - 1954 - Anglo Beaver, St. Laurent, QC
1058 - 1955 - Brompton Caribou (RBF) 
1062 - 1955 - W.D. McCosh (RBF) 
1076 - 1955 - St. Joseph Is, ON Nov 2005 (DM)
1087 - 1955 - Siskin (RBF) 
1088 - 19?? - Pellet 
1101 - 1956 - Mellon (RBF) 
1102 - 1956 - Brompton Vixen (PI)
1103 - 1956 - Brompton Seal (RBF) 
1104 - 1956 - Brompton Bear (RBF) 
1105 - 1956 - Brompton Wolverine (PI)
1112 - 1956 - W.B. Stella (RBF) 
1120 - 1956 - (Aulneau) Torville (GO) 
1121 - 1956 - Tay (PI)
1130 - 1956 - located Maniwaki, QC 2005 (DG) 
1132 - 1957 - John I. Rankin (Grand Marais) (PI)
1139 - 1956 - Quyon
1141 - 1957 - Wabis II (DM)
1162 - 1960 - Ville Marie (PI)

1168 - ???? - Unknown, near Tobermory, ON


1173 - 1958 - R.J. Beaumont (YC)
1174 - 1958 - J.V.Perrin (YC)
1175 - 1959 - Matabitchouan (Dan McKay)
1200 - 1962 - Montmagny (PI)
1205 - 1962 - Federal Beaver (PI)
1206 - 1962 - Flo Cooper (PI)
1207 - 1962 - Pic II (DG)
1209 - 1962 - Indian Lake (OSMRM)
1213 - 1963 - Merry Song (PI)
1215 - 1963 - Roberval (PI)
1216 - 1963 - Wm Lyon MacKenzie (PI)
1219 - 1963 - Ongiara (GO) 
1222 - 1964 - Churchill River (PI)
1226 - 1965 - Pin Blanc (GO) 
1228 - 1964 - Bouleau  (GO) 
1234 - 1966 - Bonaventure II  

 

Boats produced 1950-1964

This list compiled by Owen Sound native Melba E. Croft, courtesy Gerry Ouderkirk.

 

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