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JULIUS BRUSCO

Built in 1965, by Nichols Boat Works at Hood River, Oregon as the Julius Brusco for the Brusco Towboat Company of Longview, Washington.

In 1978, the Brusco Towboat Company was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where the tug retained her name.

The tug was later acquired by Sea Coast Transportation Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Glacier.

In 2001, she was acquired by the Island Tug and Barge Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Island Mist.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by the Lakeshore Construction Company of Mukilteo, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Sea King.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,110 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: JULIUS BRUSCO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0501938
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA3553
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: NICHOLS BOAT WORKS
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 60.7
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 19.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 57
  • Net Tonnage: 38
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JULIUS BRUSCO, GLACIER, ISLAND MIST, SEA KING
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BRUSCO TOWBOAT COMPANY, KNAPPTON TOWBOAT COMPANY, SEA COAST TOWING, ISLAND TUG AND BARGE CO, LAKESHORE MARINE CONSTRUCTION INC