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TERI LOU
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Built in 1943, by Francis Brander (hull #1) as the Mr. Lee.

She was later acquired by Vinik Marine Incorporated of Keyport, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Teri Lou.

The tug performed yard work, and crew changes. But also specialized, in barge duties that required a shallow draft.

In 2002, she was acquired by an individual Edward Lee Weight Sr. of Aransas Pass, Texas. Where the vessel was renamed as the Mr. Lee. And, she was reconfigured as a commercial fishing vessel

In 2003, the vessel went out of documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown. She was a twin screw, push boat, rated at 500 horsepower.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: TERI LOU
  • USCG Doc. No.: 250198
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9150
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: FRANCIS BRANDER
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Length: 47.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 6.1
  • Hull Breadth: 15
  • Gross Tonnage: 24
  • Net Tonnage: 16
  • Owner:
    85 FIRST STREET
    KEYPORT, NJ 07735-1503
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mr. Lee, TERI LOU, TERI LOU, MR. LEE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MICHAEL A VINIK, EDWARD LEE WEIGHT SR