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HURON
Photo by: Ron Burdick

Built in 1974, by the Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wisconsin (hull #YTB 833) as the YTB-833 (Shabonne) for the United States Navy.

A Natick class large harbor tug. She was the second tug to serve the Navy that was named after the Potawatomi Chief. Grand Nephew of Pontiac, who lived in the Midwest section of the United States from 1775 to 1859.

Her keel was laid on June 12th, 1974. The tug was delivered to the United States Navy on December 16th, 1974. She was stricken from the Navy Register on February 16th, 2002.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Daniel McAllister.

In 2015, she was acquired by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Where the tug was renamed as the Huron.

In 2019, the tug was "laid up" at Superior, Wisconsin.

She was powered by a Fairbanks Morse 10-38D 8 1/8th diesel engine. With a Western reduction gear, at a ratio of 5.95:1. Turning one, 144(in) by 122(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch, four bladed propeller. She was a single screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two Detroit Diesel 4-71 generator sets.
(NavSource Online, Paul Strubeck, Isaac Pennock)


  • Vessel Name: HURON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1134479
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8980907
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB2615
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: YTB 833
  • Ship Builder: MARINETTE MARINE CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 102.3
  • Hull Depth: 16.3
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 243
  • Net Tonnage: 72
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YTB 833 (Shabonne), Shabonne, DANIEL McALLISTER, HURON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    UNITED STATES NAVY, TMR TOWING INC, MCALLISTER TOWING & TRANSPORTATION CO. INC., THE GREAT LAKES TOWING COMPANY