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BARBARA McALLISTER (1910)

Built in 1910, by Globe Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #449) as the E.C. Dempsey for the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois.

She was eventually sold. Where she was renamed as the George H. Jackson.

In 1963, the tug was acquired by the Nickerson Marine Towing Company of Tampa, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Gladiator.

In 1969, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Barbara McAllister.

In 1989, she went out of documentation. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,440 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BARBARA McALLISTER (1910)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 207815
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA5321
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 449
  • Ship Builder: Globe Iron Works
  • Year Built: 1910
  • Length: 77
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 7.6
  • Hull Breadth: 20.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 113
  • Net Tonnage: 77
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    E.C. Dempsey, George H. Jackson, Gladiator, Barbara McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Nickerson Marine Towing Co., McAllister Bros. Towing Co.