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FOURNIER BOYS
Pictured as: the Dennis McAllister (McAllister) Photo by: Capt. Brian Fournier

Built in 1967, by Burton Shipyards Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #417) as the Zeno.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Crowley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Geronimo.

In 2001, she was acquired by the Robbins Maritime Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Coastal Express.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by Captain Arthur Fournier of the Fournier Towing and Ship Service Incorporated of Belfast, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Canal Deluge.

The tug served as an escort, and assist tug in the Cape Cod Canal, and Buzzards Bay area of Massachusetts. On August 1st, 2008 the tug caught fire in Buzzards Bay. The fire was extinguished by the Army Corps of Engineer tug Manomet. With no loss of life, and no pollution.

She was then towed into New Bedford, Massachusetts. And, repairs were completed at the Kelly's Marine Railway facility of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

In 2009, the tug tug re entered service. Where the Fournier Towing and Ship Service Incorporated renamed the tug as the Fournier Boys.

In 2012, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where she initially retained her name.

In 2013, the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Dennis McAllister.

In 2014, she was acquired by Trinidad based interests. Where the tug was renamed as the Boston Lady.

She was powered by two, Fairbanks Morse 12-38D 8 1/8 diesel engines. With Philadelphia 28 HRMGH reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.09:1. Turning two, 115(in), five bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 99 kW/208V generator sets. Driven by one John Deere 9098 TA diesel engine, and one Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel engine. The tug's capacities were 73,000 gallons of fuel oil, 990 gallons of lube oil, 15,000 gallons of ballast, and 7,600 gallons of potable water.

Her towing gear consisted of a Burrard, single drum, hydraulic towing winch. With a level wind, and gypsy head. Outfitted with 2,800(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire.
(Captain Brian Fournier, Captain Ron Greger, Captain Patrick Fournier)


  • Vessel Name: FOURNIER BOYS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5114310
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07216830
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC4879
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 417
  • Ship Builder: BURTON SHIPYARD, INC
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 121.1
  • Hull Depth: 10.9
  • Hull Breadth: 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 180
  • Net Tonnage: 122
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Zeno, GERONIMO, COASTAL EXPRESS, CANAL DELUGE, FOURNIER BOYS, FOURNIER BOYS, DENNIS McALLISTER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Crowley Marine Services Inc., BAY TOWING CORPORATION, STAMFORD SERVICE INC., STAMFORD SERVICE INC., MCALLISTER TOWING & TRANSPORTATION CO INC