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DOUG McALLISTER
Pictured as: the Nickpatrick (Passamaquoddy) Photo by: Captain Brian Fournier

Built in 1951, by Levingston Shipyards of Orange, Texas (hull #466) as the Spindletop for the Magnolia Petroleum Company of Corsicana, Texas.

The company was founded on April 24th, 1911 as a consolidation of several earlier companies. The Standard Oil Company of New York, New York (Socony Company) exchanged its stock for all of the Magnolia Petroleum Company stock in December of 1925.

Although the company continued to operate as an affiliate of the Socony Company. However in 1959, the Magnolia Petroleum Company was fully incorporated into the Mobil Oil division of the Socony Company.

In 1964, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the G.M. McAllister.

However, the McAllister Brothers Towing Company later renamed the tug as the Doug McAllister.

In the 1970's, she was acquired by Captain Arthur Fournier of the Penobscot Bay Towing Company of Belfast, Maine. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, she was acquired by Passamaquoddy Towing Services of Eastport, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Nickpatrick.

In 1996, the tug sank at a pier in Eastport, Maine during a storm. The tug was raised, beached, and scrapped. Powered by single General Motors 12-278A diesel electric engine. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.
(Captain Brian Fournier)


  • Vessel Name: DOUG McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 261393
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5336806
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WD3828
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 466
  • Ship Builder: LEVINGSTON SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Length: 95.4
  • Hailing Port: EASTPORT, ME.
  • Hull Depth: 11.2
  • Hull Breadth: 26.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 225
  • Net Tonnage: 113
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Spindletop, G.M. McAllister, Doug McAllister, NICKPATRICK
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Magnolia Petroleum Co., Mobil Oil Corp., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., Fournier Marine Corp., PASSAMAQUODDY TOWING SERVICES,INC