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GRETCHEN H.
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1997, by Rodriguez Shipbuilding Incorporated of Coden, Alabama (hull #166) as the Harry Olsen for Brice Incorporated of Fairbanks, Alaska.

In 2001, she was acquired by Naknek Barge Lines of Seattle, Washington. Which was a division of Northland Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Polar Breeze.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by Boyer Towing Incorporated of Ketchikan, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Gretchen H.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: GRETCHEN H.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1056824
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8964587
  • Call Sign: WDC9138
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 166
  • Ship Builder: RODRIGUEZ BOAT BUILDERS
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Length: 80.6
  • Hailing Port: KETCHIKAN, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 96
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    HARRY OLSEN, POLAR BREEZE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Brice Incorporated, E S MARINE LLC, NVLC FREIGHT LLC, BOYER TOWING INC