Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 107302
Rig Tug

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 83.00
Width 21.16
Depth 9.50
Gross Tonnage 93.00
Net Tonnage 63.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00081

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to diesel and rebuilt by Great Lakes Towing Company, in their Cleveland, Ohio yard, in 1950 (105 gross - 71 net).
History While attempting to free anchor of grounded freighter B.F.JONES on October 23, 1941, off east end of Belle Isle, Detroit River, caught in line from tug OREGON and flipped over, sinking within five seconds, in 19 feet of water. Six lives lost. Sustained pilot house damage when hit by another tug's towline while freeing freighter FEDERAL ST. CLAIR in Detroit River in September 1977. Her upper works were destroyed by fire on November 1, 1979, while on standby status at Detroit. She was towed to Cleveland.
Disposition Currently serving the Port of Monroe, MI, as the oldest working tugboat in the world.

Build Information

Builder Union Dry Dock Co.
Place Built Buffalo, NY
Date Built 1897-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Great Lakes Towing Co.1916-00-00U.S.107302
Hand and Johnson Tug Line1899-00-001916-00-00U.S.107302
William H. Hill, James Ash, John Johnson, Abner C. Harding1897-00-001899-00-00U.S.107302