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MISS LANA
Pictured as: the Kurt R. Luedtke (Luedtke Engineering) Photo by: Jeff Thoreson

Built in 1956, by Bollinger Shipyards Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana (hull #14) as the Miss Lana for Peter Kiewit of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The tug was later acquired by Falcon Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Jere C.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, Michigan. Where she was renamed as the Kurt R. Luedtke.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,100 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MISS LANA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 272150
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WZH3507
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 14
  • Ship Builder: Bollinger Shipyards Inc.
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: FRANKFORT, MI.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 95
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Miss Lana, Jere C.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Peter Kiewit, Falcon Marine Inc.