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YT-289 "SAKAWESTON"

Built in 1944, by Everett Marine Ways of Everett, Washington (hull #YT 289) as the YT 289 (Sakaweston) for the United States Navy.

In 1960, the tug was acquired by Foss Launch and Tug for Bellingham Tug and Barge, where she was renamed as the Lummi Bay.

In 1969, she was transferred to the Foss Launch and Tug of Tacoma, Washington, where she was renamed as the Lorna Foss.

In 1990, the tug was sold and renamed as the Blackfish.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by an individual named Randall T Miller and renamed as the Rio Cuale.

She is no longer documented and her current and/or final disposition is unknown.


  • Vessel Name: YT-289 "SAKAWESTON"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 286570
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5214564
  • Call Sign: WR8013
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: YT289
  • Ship Builder: EVERETT MARINE WAYS
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 102
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE WA
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YT 289 (Sakaweston), Lummi Bay, Lorna Foss, Blackfish, Rio Cuale
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, Bellingham Tug and Barge, Foss Launch and Tug, Randall T Miller