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ANDREW FOSS (1941)
Pictured as: the Pachena (Western Towboat Company) Photo by: Gerald R. Bell

Built in 1941, by the Jakobson Shipyard Company of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #287) as the Dauntless No. 15 for the Dauntless Towing Company of New York, New York.

In 1975, the tug was acquired by the United States Army. Where she was designated as the Col. Albert H. Barkley.

In 1975, she was acquired by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Andrew Foss.

In 1980, The tug was acquired by Puget Sound Freight Lines of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Pachena.

In 1988, she was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Channel Construction Company of Juneau, Alaska. Where she retained her name.

In 1999, the Channel Construction Company renamed the tug as the Lumberman. And, she was re documented as a recreational yacht. Where she was converted to a live-aboard for her owner.

In 2006, she went out of documentation. And, the tug was was relocated to Juneau, Alaska. Where she was "anchored out," for use as a fishing lodge.

Originally powered by a single, EMD-16-645-C diesel engine, rated at 1,660 horsepower. In 2010, the tug's main engine engine developed problems. And, it was determined that the problem not be rectified.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Gordon Olsen, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: ANDREW FOSS (1941)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 240840
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5016676
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WUU8160
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 287
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Length: 107.4
  • Hailing Port: JUNEAU, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 11.4
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Net Tonnage: 130
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dauntless No. 15, Col. Albert H. Barkley, Andrew Foss, PACHENA, LUMBERMAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dauntless Towing Co., United States Army, Foss Launch and Tug Co., Puget Sound Freight Lines Inc., Western Towboat Co., Channel Construction Co., STEVEN D HAMILTON