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ISLAND WIND (1965)
Pictured as: the Cy (Stephen M. Tate) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1965, by the Martinoloch Shipbuilding Corporation of Tacoma, Washington as the Melia Foss for Foss Maritime of Tacoma, Washington.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by Campbell Towing Company of Wrangell, Alaska. Where she was renamed to Chatham Strait.

In 2000, she was acquired by Island Tug and Barge Company of Seattle, Washington where. Where the tug was renamed as Island Wind.

In 2012, the tug was acquired by Stephen M. Tate of Poulsbo, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Cy.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 850 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: ISLAND WIND (1965)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 503426
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCZ8681
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: MARTINOLICH SHIPBLDG CORP
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 65.4
  • Hailing Port: SUQUAMISH, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.2
  • Hull Breadth: 21.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 87
  • Net Tonnage: 57
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Melia Foss, CHATHAM STRAIT, ISLAND WIND
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Maritime Co., Campbell Towing Co. Inc., ISLAND TUG AND BARGE CO., STEPHEN M TATE