The Great Tugboat Race

New Billy

The New Billy worked pulling a barge on the Upper Montreal River delivering fuel, equipment and general freight during the 1980's. Before that time, she was known as Old Billy and was owned by Claude Drouin. Her engine and transmission were reconditioned by Harry Gamble Shipyard in 1983 and in 1984 she received a new Upper Deck.

Owner: Meakin Forest Enterprises Ltd.
Captain: Kevin Meakin
Year Built: 1945
Length: 26 Feet
Beam: 7.5 Feet
Draft: 2.5 Feet
Horsepower: 85

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