Russel Brothers Limited OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO Steelcraft Boat Builders
From Russel company brochure: SALVAGE EQUIPMENT.
Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Dapper Dan [C.190454] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1948. 41'2 x 12'8 x -5'8; 21 g.t., 15 n.t.; 350hp. Owned by Beauharnois Light, Heat & Power Co., Montreal. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Dapper Dan [C.190454] registered at Montreal. built at Owen Sound in 1948. 41’; 21g.t. Transport Canada List 2O03: Owned by Beaver Marine Ltd., Halifax, N.S. GAO-Notes-Russel Brochure: pic. See clipping file for pic.
This small tug was built in 1948 as the Dapper Dan for the Beauharnois Light, Heat & Power Company. She was later sold to Beaver Marine of Halifax, NS. In 1998, McNally International of Hamilton, ON purchased the Dapper Dan.
This tug is currently laid up in Point Tupper, NS.
Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
Year Built: 1948
Builder: Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, ON
Horsepower: 530 bhp
Length: 41' 03?
Breadth: 12' 07?
Depth: 5' 09?
Port of Registry: Montreal, QC.
Gerry Ouderkirk archive.
1984, Sept-Iles, QC. Michel Tremblay Collection.
1986, Île Charron, Longueuil, QC. Dapper Dan at Île Charron, Longueuil, QC near Montreal shown in the colours of Construction Canamon Inc. in 1986. According to the "bluebook" published by the Ministry of Transport, in 1986 the owner was listed as Greyhound Leasing of Canada.
Current owner is McNally Construction. It had many owners over the years including McKeil Work Boats.
Halifax, Feb. 4th, 1989. Photo courtesy Mac Mackay.
Halifax, May 23, 1989. Photo courtesy Mac Mackay.
Halifax, June 17,1989. Photo courtesy Mac Mackay.
Dapper Dan and Beaver Lily. Rod Morrison photo courtesy Gerry Ouderkirk.
Halifax, Mar. 16th, 1998. Photo courtesy Mac Mackay.
Yarmouth NS Aug. 1999. Jason LaDue photo courtesy Gerry Ouderkirk.
Halifax, June 3, 2000. Photo courtesy Mac Mackay.
For more Russel exhibits visit Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum 1165 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8
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