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SHEPARD

Built in 1957, by G.M. Nichols Boat Works of Hood River, Oregon (hull #94) as the Shepard for the Shepard Towing Company of Portland, Oregon.

The tug was later acquired by Albert Bernert Incorporated of Oregon City, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Lori B.

In 1981, Albert Bernert Incorporated became Bernert Barge Lines Incorporated of Oregon City, Oregon. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: SHEPARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 273466
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD9745
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 94
  • Ship Builder: G M NICHOLS BOAT WORKS
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 57.3
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 10.7
  • Hull Breadth: 31.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 114
  • Net Tonnage: 77
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Shepard
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Shepard Towing Co., BERNERT BARGE LINES INC