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MASSACHUSETTS
Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1928, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #58) as the Massachusetts for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1959, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by one, EMD 12-567C diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,230 horsepower.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp)


  • Vessel Name: MASSACHUSETTS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 227318
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WG6205
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 58
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Length: 79
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MASSACHUSETTS