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ARKANSAS (1907)

Built in 1907, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio as the Abner C. Harding for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1934, the Great Lakes Towing Company renamed the tug as the Arkansas.

In 1949, she was acquired by the Toronto Towing and Salvage Company of Toronto. Where the tug was renamed as the H.J. Dixon.

In 1965, the tug was scrapped at Hamilton, Ontario. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.
(Isaac Pennock)


  • Vessel Name: ARKANSAS (1907)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 204588
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1907
  • Length: 81
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Abner C. Harding, Arkansas, H.J. Dixon
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Great Lakes Towing Co.