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BETSY L.
Photo by: Raenuld Greenleaf

Built in 1969, by Martinolich Shipbuilding of Tacoma, Washington (hull #391) as the Betsy L. for the Knappton Towboat Company Astoria, Oregon.

In 1988, the Knappton Towboat Company became the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1993, the Brix Maritime Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BETSY L.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 518581
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC5313
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 391
  • Ship Builder: MARTINOLICH SHIPBLDG CO
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 72.7
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 8.8
  • Hull Breadth: 26.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 107
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Owner:
    FOSS MARITIME COMPANY
    1151 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH
    SEATTLE, WA 98109
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Knappton Towboat Co., BRIX MARITIME CO, BRIX MARITIME CO, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, FOSS MARITIME COMPANY