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ISLAND RUSTLER

Built in 1967, by BC Marine of Vancouver, British Columbia (hull #12) as the Island Rustler for Island Tug and Barge Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. A subsidy of McAllister Towing Limited Montreal of Montreal.

In 1969, Island Tug and Barge Limited was acquired by Genstar Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1973, Genstar Limited became Seaspan Marine of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug was renamed as the Seaspan Rustler.

The tug was eventually acquired by Thunder Bay Tugs Limited of Powell River, Canada. Where she was renamed as the Rustler II. She was a single screw tug, rated at 522 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ISLAND RUSTLER
  • USCG Doc. No.: C327104
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: 12
  • Ship Builder: BC MARINE
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 43.1
  • Hailing Port: VICTORIA, BC.C
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 16.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 39.96
  • Net Tonnage: 27.17
  • Owner:
    THUNDER BAY TUGS LTD.
    9861 VIEW ROAD
    POWELL RIVER, CANADA
    V8A 0J8
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Island Rustler, Seaspan Rustler, RUSTLER II
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Island Tug and Barge Ltd., McAllister Towing Ltd. of Montreal, Genstar Limited