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JOAN McALLISTER (1901)
Pictured as: the Ionian (P.F. Martin Company) Photo by: Dave Boone

Built in 1901, by T. S. Marvel Shipbuilding of Newburgh, New York (hull #135) as the New York Central No. 1 for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Railroad Company of New York, New York.

The tug was later acquired by the P.F. Martin Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where the tug was renamed as the Ionian.

In 1948, the P.F. Martin Company was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name

In 1951, the McAllister Brothers Towing Company renamed the tug as the Joan McAllister.

In 1970, the tug was acquired by of Captain Arthur Fournier of the Eastern Maine Towage Company of Belfast, Maine. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1977, the Eastern Maine Towage Company became the Penobscot Bay Towing Company of Belfast, Maine. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1981, she went out of documentation. Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. The tug was single screw, rated at 225 horsepower.
(Dave Boone, Captain Brian Fournier)


  • Vessel Name: JOAN McALLISTER (1901)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 130946
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 135
  • Ship Builder: T. S. Marvel Shipbuilding Co.
  • Year Built: 1901
  • Length: 72.4
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, ME.
  • Hull Depth: 9.7
  • Hull Breadth: 20.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 110
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    New York Central No. 1, Ionian, Joan McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Co., P.F. Martin Co., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., Eastern Maine Towage Co., Penobscot Bay Towing Co.