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SUNSHINE STATE
Photo by: George Schneider

Built in 1973 by N.E. Insley Incorporated at Crisfield, Maryland (hull #118) as the Sunshine State for the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by Mobro Marine Incorporated of Jacksonville, Florida. Where she retained her name.

In 2014, the tug was placed in "laid-up" status. She is not currently documented. Her current and/or final fate is unknown.


  • Vessel Name: SUNSHINE STATE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 549725
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Call Sign: WYZ9709
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 118
  • Ship Builder: N E INSLEY INC
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 44.1
  • Hailing Port: JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • Hull Depth: 7.2
  • Hull Breadth: 16.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 33
  • Net Tonnage: 22
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    GREAT LAKES DREDGE & DOCK CO