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McALLISTER TRACTOR
Pictured as: the Fournier Tractor (Fournier Towing) Photo by: Captain Peter

Built in 1984, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #376) as the Mabel Colle for the Colle Towing Company of Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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

She was the first tractor tug acquired by the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company. And, the second to enter service for McAllister Towing and Transportation.

In 2007, she was acquired by Captain Arthur Fournier of the Fournier Towing and Ship Service of Belfast, Maine. Where she was renamed as the Fournier Tractor.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E2 diesel engines. With two Ulstein 900 "z-drives" outfitted two 86 (in) stainless steel propellers, for a rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by one 40kW generator driven by a Detroit Diesel 4-71 diesel engine. And, a 99kW generator driven by a John Deer 6068TA diesel engine.

The deck equipment consists of a NETEC Bow Mooring winch (mounted on the bow) outfitted with 300(ft) Nuetron 8 line. On her stern, she is outfitted with an Intercon SD150-D towing winch outfitted with 1,900(ft) of 2(in) towing wire. Driven by a dedicated 4-71 Detroit Diesel engine.

Her capacities are 35,000 gallons of fuel oil, 2,000 gallons of lube oil, 10,000 gallons of ballast, and 1,800 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: McALLISTER TRACTOR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 678368
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8507999
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB3348
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 376
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Length: 85.1
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10.7
  • Hull Breadth: 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 153
  • Net Tonnage: 104
  • Owner:
    NIX'S MATE EQUIPMENT TRUST
    1 SILVER BROOK RD
    SALEM, NH 03079
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mabel Colle, McAllister Tractor
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Colle Towing Co., McAllister Towing and Transportation, NIX'S MATE EQUIPMENT TRUST