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JOAN McALLISTER (1977)
Pictured as: the Nathan G. (New York Marine) Photo by: Glenn Raymo

Built in 1977, by Marine Industries Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana as the Brute Force.

She was later sold, and renamed as the Hinton.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Joan McAllister.

In 2017, she was acquired by the New York State Marine Highway Transportation Company of Troy, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Nathan G.

Powered by two, Detroit 12 149 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.
(Captain Jamie Ela, Glenn Raymo)


  • Vessel Name: JOAN McALLISTER (1977)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 582613
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8980749
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB7653
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: MARINE INDUSTRIES
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 73.3
  • Hailing Port: TROY, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 8.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 132
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Owner:
    NEW YORK STATE MARINE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION LLC
    427 RIVER STREET PO BOX 1216
    TROY, NY 12181
  • Previous Vessel Names:
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  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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