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Canadian List of Shipping 1956: Robert W. [C.190027] registered at Toronto; built at Owen Sound in 1948. 56' x 16' x 8'3; 49 g.t.; 30 n.t.; 350 hp. Owned by Long Lac Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd., Toronto. GAO Notes: See clipping file for photo at Long Lac, Ontario by Capt. Maurice Spooner. Russel Brochure: pic. Canadian List of Shipping 1970: Steel tug Robert W [C.190027] registered at Toronto. Built at Owen Sound in 1948. 56'; 49 g.t. Canadian List of Shipping 1997: Steel tug Robert W. [C.190027] registered at Thunder Bay. Built at Owen Sound in 1948. 17m; 49 g.t.; 30 n.t. Owned by Thunder Bay Marine Services Ltd., Second Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5G5. Transport Canada List 2003: Owned by Thunder Bay Marine Services Ltd., Thunder Bay, Ontario.

RBF notes: Robert W - (Thunder Bay, ON May 3, 2001)

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From Canadian Transportation, May 1949.

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From Russel company brochure: STEELCRAFT TOWING.
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From Canadian Transportation, May 1949.
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Loading of the hull of the tug Robert W. on a C.N.R. flatcar for rail movement from Owen Sound to
destination. Required extreme care and thorough bracing as the above illustrations show.
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