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GUIDING STAR

Built in 1889, by Robert Palmer and Sons of Noank, Connecticut as the Guiding Star for the Stanwood Towing Company of Stanwood, Michigan.

The tug was later acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 1947, the tug was dismantled. She was a single screw tug, rated at 400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GUIDING STAR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 086490
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: ROBERT PALMER AND SONS
  • Year Built: 1889
  • Length: 80.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 21.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 105
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Guiding Star
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Stanwood Towing Co., McAllister Brothers Towing Co.