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ILLINOIS
Photo by: Isaac Pennock

Built in 1914, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #29) as the Illinois for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1949, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by a single, Cleveland 12-278A Diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,250 horsepower.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp)


  • Vessel Name: ILLINOIS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 212542
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WH8585
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 29
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 13
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 51
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ILLINOIS