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KITTIE DOWNS

Built in 1890, by James Laird of Ashtabula, Ohio as the Kittie Downs for the Ashtabula Tug Company of Ashtabula, Ohio.

In 1899, the tug was acquired by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Where she retained her name.

In 1913, she was acquired by The Breakwater Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1917, the tug was dismantled.


  • Vessel Name: KITTIE DOWNS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 161101
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted Registry
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: James Laird
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Length: 63.1
  • Hull Depth: 6.3
  • Hull Breadth: 16.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 34
  • Net Tonnage: 16
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Kittie Downs
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    William Downs, Ashtabula Tug Co., Great Lakes Towing Co., The Breakwater Co.