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JONATHAN T. ERICKSON

Built in 1965, by the Dravo Corporation of Neville Island, Pennsylvania (hull #4787) as the Helen S. for Midland Enterprises Incorporated of Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by the Excell Marine Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. Where the tug was renamed Nolan R. Borden.

In 2008, she was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Jonathan Erickson.

Powered by two, 16-645E7B diesel engines. With Western reduction gears, at a ratio of
4.12:1. Turning two, 109(in) by 103(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 6,140 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Caterpillar 3306 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 64,616 gallons of fuel, and 1,270 gallons of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: JONATHAN T. ERICKSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 500995
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8836601
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WAM7613
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 4787
  • Ship Builder: DRAVO CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 151
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 40
  • Gross Tonnage: 651
  • Net Tonnage: 442
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC
    150 BALLARD CIRCLE
    PADUCAH, KY 42001
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    HELEN S, NOLAN R BORDEN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MIDLAND ENTERPRISES INC, BEAVER MARINE LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC