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FIRE CHIEF

Built in 1894, by Buffalo Dry Dock of Buffalo, New York (hull #75) as the John H. Farley for the City of Cleveland, Ohio.

However, she was later renamed as the Fire Chief.

In 1959, the tug was acquired by McAllister Towing Limited of Montreal. A subsidiary of the Mcallister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1970, she was scrapped.


  • Vessel Name: FIRE CHIEF
  • USCG Doc. No.: C17012
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 75
  • Ship Builder: Buffalo Dry Dock
  • Year Built: 1894
  • Length: 83.9
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    John H. Farley, Fire Chief
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    City of Cleveland, Ohio; McAllister Bros. Towing