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SEA KING

Built in 1943, by Everett Marine Ways of Everett, Washington as the YTB-290 "Canocan" for the United States Navy.

She was originally built as fireboat replacement for the Navy Base at Pearl Harbor.

In 1959, the tug was acquired by the Pacific Tow Boat Company of Everett, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Sea King.

In 1969, Pacific Tow Boat and the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington were acquired as subsidiaries of the Dillingham Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii. Operations of the two companies were united under the Foss name.

In 1976, she was renamed as the Iver Foss.

In 1978, the tug was acquired by Don Etheridge of Alaska. Where she was renamed the Tagish.

Powered by two Enterprise diesel engines, rated at 1,270 horsepower.
(Brad Young)


  • Vessel Name: SEA KING
  • USCG Doc. No.: 278834
  • Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL
  • IMO Number: 6413168
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WL4785
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: EVERETT MARINE WAYS
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 102
  • Hailing Port: JUNEAU, AK
  • Hull Depth: 13.8
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 224
  • Net Tonnage: 152
  • Owner:
    DON RICHARD ETHERIDGE JR
    8459 KIMBERLY ST
    JUNEAU, AK 99801
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YTB-290 "Canocan", Sea King, Iver Foss, Tagish
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, Pacific Tow Boat Company, Foss Tug and Launch