The Rouille moored at Lock 15 at the East entrance to the Cornwall Canal, October 20, 1956. The Dundas Mill is in the background.

The unusually large tug Rouille was built in 1929 at the Collingwood Shipyards for J.P. Porter Co. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She was large enough to use in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and along the Maritime coast.

On December 3, 1954, the Rouille foundered off Cape Smokey, Nova Scotia claiming the lives of five crew members. Repaired, she started working the St. Lawrence with other larger tugs after the start of the Seaway Project.


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