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CAPTAIN MORGAN
Pictured as: the Arnold Lyons (Boston Fuel) Photo by: Captain Thomas Balcom

Built in 1906, by T. S. Marvel Shipbuilding Company of Newburgh, New York (hull #180) as the New York Central No. 2 for the New York Central Railroad Company of New York, New York.

In 1957, was acquired by the Bronx Towing Towing Line Incorporated of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Colco.

In 1977, she was acquired by Reinauer Transportation Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Arnold Lyons. She was assigned the Reinauer Transportation subsidiary the Boston Fuel Transportation Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

In 1989, she was sold, and renamed as the Georgina A.

In 1994, she was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Captain Morgan.

In 1999, the tug was "laid up." And in 2004, she was scuttled by Richards Marine Incorporated of Charleston, South Carolina as an artificial reef.

She was originally fitted with a single, steam engine, rated at 500 horsepower. Later in the 1900's, she was re engineered with a single. diesel engine. The tug was single screw, rated at 1,200 horsepower.
(Piet Van Damme, Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: CAPTAIN MORGAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 203525
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 180
  • Ship Builder: T. S. Marvel Shipbuilding Co.
  • Year Built: 1906
  • Length: 96.6
  • Hailing Port: CHARLESTON, SC.
  • Hull Breadth: 24.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 215
  • Net Tonnage: 146
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    New York Central No. 2, Colco, Arnold Lyons, GEORGINA A., CAPTAIN MORGAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    New York Central Railroad Co., Bronx Towing Line Inc. (NIG Inc), Reinauer Transportation Corp. (Peerless Five Corp.), McAllister Bros. Towing Co., MCALLISTER TOWING OF GEORGETOWN