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ARKANSAS
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1909, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #8) as the Yale for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1949, the Great Lakes Towing Company renamed the tug as the Arkansas.

Powered by a single, Cleveland 12-278A diesel engine. With a Falk Reverse reduction gear, at a ratio of 3.5:1. Turning one, 102(in) by 66(in), three bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propeller. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by one, Detroit Diesel 3-71 diesel generator sets.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp, Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: ARKANSAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 206972
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WH8588
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 8
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1909
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 97
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Yale, ARKANSAS