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H.M.C.S. Glenora
Lotbiniere / Glenshiel

Renamed b] Lotbiniere and c] Glenshiel. Melba Croft Notes from Particulars of Canadian War Vessels Building, & Projected, Glenora [C.N. 532] launched 18/9/1943. H.M.C.S. tug Glenora [Navy] See file in this folder. Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Lotbiniere [C.176554] registered at Montreal; built at Owen Sound in 1943. 73'1 x 20' x 1'3; 99 g.t.; 25 n.t.; 400 hp. Owned by Sincennes-McNaughton Line Ltd., Montreal. See file in this folder. Canadian List of Shipping 1997: Steel tug/other Glenshiel [C.176554] registered at Vancouver. Ex- Lotbiniere. Built at Owen Sound in 1943. 22 m; 99 g.t.; 25 n,t. Owned by Glenshiel Towing Co. Ltd., 903-100 South Park Royal, West Vancouver, B. C. V7T 1A1. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Glenshiel Towing Co, Ltd., 903-100 South Park Royal, West Vancouver, B. C. RBF Notes: As Glenshiel, for sale in Vancouver, BC 2004. Sank June 6, 2007, no fatalities, in Nakwakto Rapids off B.C.'s central coast (the fastest navigable tidal currents in the world).


In 1943-1946 she was owned by the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1947-1957 she was owned by Sincennes McNaughton Line Ltd., Montreal QC. In 1958 she was owned by Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd., Toronto ON. In 1978-1989 she was owned by Seaforth Sea Services Ltd., Port Moody BC. In 1990 she was owned by Burrard Towing Co., Surrey BC. In 1991 she was owned by Fraser River Pile Driving Ltd., New Westminster BC. In 1991 she was owned by 342717 B.C. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1992-2004 she was owned by Glenshiel Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 2004-2016 she was owned by More Marine Ltd., Richmond BC.

Graphic courtesy Joe Fossey. The Russel yard with 60' Navy tug CT 46 in the foreground
and the Glenora 80' tug ready for launching behind her, Sept. 1943.

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"...H.M.C.S. Glenora shown just as she slid into the water, after being christened by Mrs. R.J. Russel. The Glenora, an 80 foot welded steel tug built for the Royal Canadian Navy, is the third of 5 being built by the local firm. On the right is the S.S.C.T. 46, a 60 foot tug built for the Royal Navy, as she stood awaiting christening. This picture was traken from the already launched Glenora, whose flag is in the foreground. Inset at left are a number of those that took part in the launching ceremony. From left to right they are Petty Officer William Tanner, chief engineer of the Glenora, Mayor W.G. Case, Mrs. N.E. Hipwell, who christened the C.T. 46, Chief Skipper Douglas Lloyd of the Glenora, Mrs. R.J. Russel, R.J. Russel, and Mrs. Colin Russel."
The Daily Sun Times, Sept. 20th, 1943.

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Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Photo source http://ul.bgsu.edu/cgi-bin/xvsl2.cgi Item 004368

 

Lotbiniere pulling Neebing, Cornwall, 1962. Photo by Capt. Bill Breaker.
Gerry Ouderkirk archive.

 

Glenshiel, Fraser River, Aug. 2001, photo by Rene Beauchamp.

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Glenshiel ship docking. Photo courtesy Gary Kleaman.

 

Glenshiel just off Port Moody. Photo courtesy Gary Kleaman.

 

In 1943-1946 she was owned by the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1947-1957 she was owned by Sincennes McNaughton Line Ltd., Montreal QC. In 1958 she was owned by Canadian Dredge & Dock Co. Ltd., Toronto ON. In 1978-1989 she was owned by Seaforth Sea Services Ltd., Port Moody BC. In 1990 she was owned by Burrard Towing Co., Surrey BC. In 1991 she was owned by Fraser River Pile Driving Ltd., New Westminster BC. In 1991 she was owned by 342717 B.C. Ltd., Vancouver BC. 1992-2004 she was owned by Glenshiel Towing Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. 2004-2018 she was owned by More Marine Ltd., Richmond BC.
Source: http://www.nauticapedia.ca/dbase/Query/Shiplist4.php?&name=Glenshiel&id=49768

 

Gerry Ouderkirk Collection. Sank June 6, 2007, no fatalities, in Nakwakto Rapids off B.C.'s
central coast (the fastest navigable tidal currents in the world).

 

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