Russel Brothers Limited OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO Steelcraft Boat Builders
Particulars of Canadian War Vessels Building & Projected by, Naval Service Headquarters (D. N. C. Dept.) 1943 - 1945: Glenevis [C.N.890] built by Russel Bros. Ltd., Owen Sound, Ontario. Canadian List of Ships 1994: Steel tug Glenevis [C.371772] registered at Hamilton. Built at Owen Sound in 1944. She measures 75’; 90 g.t.: 19 n.t. Owned by McKeil Work Boats Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Mckeil Work Boats Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario.
From the book UNDER TOW: A HISTORY OF TUGS AND TOWING
by Donal M. Baird, page 97.
Glenlivet II (left) and Glenevis, Halifax, May 1977. Photo by Mac Mackay.
GLENEVIS in the Montreal area, Aug., 1985.
Photo by Rene Beauchamp.
GLENEVIS in the St. Lawrence Seaway, Côte Ste. Catherine area, near Montreal, on Sept. 2, 1987.
She was towing a US laker at that time on her way to a shipbreaking yard overseas.
McKeil Work Boats. Photo by Rene Beauchamp.
GLENEVIS. WINTER 2002 LAY UP TORONTO HARBOUR.
source unknown, dated 01/12/2002.
Gordon C. Leitch being pulled from the Port Weller Dry Docks, St. Catharines, ON by Alex Howard 9/19/04
(Sequence of photos showing the lakeboat being pulled from the dry dock by tug Glenevis assisted by tugs Progress and Vigilant I.)ATOMIC AND GLENEVIS. WINTER 2006 LAY UP TORONTO HARBOUR, CHERRY STREET.
boatnerd source: http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbs/newsthumbs_045.htm
Port Weller Dry Docks, St. Catharines, ON by Alex Howard 9/27/04
(Photo sequence of the dry-docking of the Jean Parisien by tugs Glenevis, Progress, and Vigilant 1.)
boatnerd source: http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbs/newsthumbs_054.htm
McKeil tugs Progress and Glenevis arrive to assist the Canadian Ranger from the dry dock. Canadian Ranger
leaving Port Weller Dry Docks, St. Catharines, ON by Alex Howard 10/06/04.
boatnerd source: http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbs/newsthumbs_062.htm
Christmas Day 2005 in the Welland Canal. Photo by Al Howard.
boatnerd source: http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbs/newsthumbs_189.htm
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Glenevis at Port Weller Dry Docks, St. Catharines, ON in April, 2006.
Photo by Bill Bird, boatnerd.com.
From McKiel.com April 2007. More McKeil Russels: Atomic and Progress (ex P.J. Murer).
Departing the lakes by way of the New York State Barge Canal. McKeil sold two of its tugs (Glenevis and Paul E. No. 1) off-lakes. They went to Oswego and down the barge canal, rumoured to be headed for Caribbean owners. Their registers closed June 26, 2007.
source unknown, via boatnerd.com. Gerry Ouderkirk Collection.
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