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EARL H.

Built in 1964, by Nichols Boat Works Incorporated of Hood River, Oregon as the Earl H. for the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon.

In 1988, the Knappton Towboat was restructured, reorganized, and renamed as the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1993, Brix Maritime was acquired by Foss Maritime of Seattle, Washington. Where the retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 330 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: EARL H.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2943670
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: NICHOLS BOAT WORKS
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Length: 39
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 4
  • Hull Breadth: 14
  • Gross Tonnage: 18
  • Net Tonnage: 12
  • Owner:
    FOSS MARITIME COMPANY
    1151 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH
    SEATTLE, WA 98109
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Knappton Towboat Co., BRIX MARITIME CO., FOSS MARITIME COMPANY