Russel Brothers Limited OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO Steelcraft Boat Builders
Miss Emily - Russel Winch Boat. Photo from Robert B. Farrow Collection.
John Slater of Sturgeon Falls says (May 19, 2009): "I have a good friend, Richard Lalonde, in Sturgeon Falls, Ont., who owns a Russel Bros. tug, or alligator boat. It is Hull Number 676, and is 26' in length. Richard is a marine mechanic, and has restored the original engine. The boat is complete with it's original steering Wheel, winch, and identification plates inside the cabin and outside on the back of the cabin. Apparently the hull number is still welded on under the bow. The boat is in the water and running.
I was onboard earlier this morning, and took several hi-res. pictures. Richard believes that the boat was originally sold to either Gordon Lumber or Booth Lumber and would be interested in any information you may be able to provide.
Miss Emily, May 19, 2009, hull # 676, owned by Richard Lalonde of Sturgeon Falls, Ont. Photos by John Slater.
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