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"It's nice to be on the ocean but the best part is when you sail into new harbours and meet new ships for the first time."
— Emily, Emily the Vigorous, Second Season
  • Type: Ocean Tug
  • V-word: Vigorous

Emily is the only female tug in the The Big Harbour. She wears a turquoise fishing hat.


Emily the Vigorous loves to be admired and hates to look silly in front of her friends, because they always have high expectations for her and look up to her as a leader. But she always comes to find that her friends are there to help her, even if she doesn't ask for their help. She usually gets into arguments with George, but they always resolve their disagreements. But no matter how upset Emily gets, she always shows her kind spirits and female strength. She is friends with Carla although she nearly got Emily into trouble when she encouraged her to break the rules. Emily once wanted to be called Annapolis in Hank's New Name, which also happens to be her middle name. Once, Carla got her into trouble by hiding Bonnavista in a cove.


Emily's possible basis the Point Halifax.

Emily has no confirmed basis, but her possible basis is the Point Halifax, a tugboat built by McTay Marine in the United Kingdom in 1986 and designed by E.Y.E. Marine. Point Halifax started working at Halifax in 1987 running most of the tug operations there. It left Halifax in 2010 to work in Cape Breton. In 2012, it was sold to McKeil Marine and renamed the Leonard M and works out of the Gulf of St Lawrence. Point Halifax is the first swiveling propeller azimuth stern drive tugboat on the entire East Coast of Canada.


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  • Emily is the only female tug in the Big Harbour and the only tug to have had more than one hat.
  • Emily's whistle is the same horn sound used for the Tanker Truck in the 1995 film Toy Story with the pitch lowered by a minor 3rd.
  • Emily's model is on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Emily's small scale model (used for far shots) was offered for sale on eBay as well as her face masks. 
  • In the Finnish version, Emily is called Emilia. She was called Emma in Theodore and the Homesick Rowboat by accident.
    • Also In the Finnish dub, Emily had an Italian accent in Theodore and the Oil Rig.
  • Emily's middle name is "Annapolis" which either comes from the Annapolis County in Nova Scotia or Annapolis, the capital of the state of Maryland in the United States. In Hank's New Name, she wanted her middle name to be her first name too.
  • Emily shares the same emergency horn as Foduck's, which was only heard once in Theodore's First Pull.
  • In the Danish dub, Emily is called Emilie.


  • ERTL (diecast, press 'N' roll, bath toy; all discontinued)
  • Brio (discontinued)


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