|Parks Canada's Tug "Tay"
photo by: Ken Watson, 2001
|The workhorse of the Rideau, the tug Tay with its powerful engines hauls barges back and forth along the Rideau, bringing materials and supplies to the lockstations.
Tay was built in Owen Sound, Ontario, by Russell Brothers, circa 1956. It is about 40 feet long with a 10' 5" beam and a 5 foot draft. Russell Brothers' shipyard built hundreds of heavy-steel full displacement vessels. Russell tugs are still considered among the toughest, best-built tugs in the world. Properly maintained, Tay should have a very long life ahead.
(information supplied by Doug Coupar, Authetic Yacht Brokerage).
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