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SIOUX

Built in 1921, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #48) as the Oregon for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1978, the tug was acquired by the North Central Maritime Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Where she was renamed as the Ste. Marie I.

In 1981, she was acquired by the North American Towing Company of Duluth, Minnesota. A subsidy of the North Central Maritime Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Where the tug was renamed as the Sioux.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Egan Marine Company of Lemont, Illinois. Where she was renamed as the Susan E.

In 2005, she was acquired by the Zenith Tugboat Company of Duluth, Minnesota. Where the tug was renamed as the Sioux.

In 2010, the tug was acquired by Purvis Marine Limited of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Where she retained her name.

In 2016, she was scrapped.

In 1952, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion, she was a single screw tug.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp)


  • Vessel Name: SIOUX
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2210550
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 48
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1921
  • Length: 71
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 95
  • Net Tonnage: 46
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Oregon, Ste. Marie I, Sioux, Susan E., Sioux
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Great Lakes Towing Co., North Central Maritime Corp., North American Towing Co., Egan Marine Co., Zenith Tugboat Co., Purvis Marine Ltd.