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GRAMPUS
Photo courtesy of: Captain Pat Folan

Built in 1960, Hutchinson's Boat Works of Alexandria Bay, New York as the Grampus. Originally constructed as a yacht. The vessel traveled as far south as the Amazon.

She was later acquired for use as a Pilot Boat in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Can Do.

In 1978, the Can Do departed Gloucester Harbor in an effort to assist the tanker Global Hope. That had gone aground in Salem, Massachusetts harbor, during the height of the blizzard of 1978. The Can Do capsized, and was lost with all hands.

In 1981, she was raised, and salvaged. Where she was renamed as the Grampus, and converted for use as a towing vessel. Her name, which was the original name of the vessel. Was an older term for a pilot whale.

In 1998, she was acquired by Burnham Associates Incorporated of Salem, Massachusetts. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, the tug went out of documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was powered by single, Cummins 855 diesel engine. She was a single screw tug, rated at 200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GRAMPUS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 281812
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WM7767
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Hutchinson's Boat Works
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Length: 47.5
  • Hailing Port: SALEM, MA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 14
  • Gross Tonnage: 37
  • Net Tonnage: 29
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GRAMPUS, CAN DO, GRAMPUS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    CRAIG C BURNHAM, CRAIG C BURNHAM