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SONORA
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1980, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #98) as the Sally for the Republic Towing Corporation of Houston, Texas.

In 1990, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Sonora.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2015, she was acquired by the McKees Rocks Harbor Services Company of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Where the tug was renamed as the Charlotte Klee.

She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SONORA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 629523
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDI5117
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 98
  • Ship Builder: LOUIS G. ORTIS BOAT CO.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 55.8
  • Hailing Port: PITTSBURGH, PA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Owner:
    MCKEES ROCKS HARBOR SERVICES LLC
    149 NICHOL AVENUE
    MCKEES ROCKS, PA 15136
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SALLY, SONORA, SONORA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Republic Towing Corp., Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, MCKEES ROCKS HARBOR SERVICES LLC, MCKEES ROCKS HARBOR SERVICES LLC, MCKEES ROCKS HARBOR SERVICES LLC, MCKEES ROCKS HARBOR SERVICES LLC, MCKEES ROCKS HARBOR SERVICES LLC