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SWELL

Built in 1912, by A. Moscror of Victoria, British Columbia as the Nautilus Swell.

The tug was later acquired by Island Tug and Barge Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Where the tug was renamed as the Swell.

In 1960, Island Tug and Barge was acquired by McAllister Towing Limited Montreal of Montreal, Canada. A subsidiary of the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

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 would become Seaspan Marine of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug retained her name. However, she was placed out of service.

In 2005, the tug was acquired the Maple Leaf Adventures Corporation of Victoria, British Columbia. Where she retained her name. The tug was rebuilt, and converted for use as a passenger vessel. She was a single screw tug, rated at 544 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SWELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: C130882
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: A. MOSCROR
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Length: 83
  • Hailing Port: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 130
  • Net Tonnage: 39
  • Owner:
    MAPLE LEAF ADVENTURES CORP.
    209 - 1110 GOVERNMENT STREET
    VICTORIA, CANADA
    V8W 1Y2
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    NAUTILUS SWELL, Swell
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Island Tug and Barge Limited, McAllister Towing Limited Montreal, Genstar Limited, Seaspan Marine