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THEODORE
Pictured as: the Theodore (Ginalski Tugboat) Photo by: Nate Lopez

Built in 1960, by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding Incorporated Somerset Massachusetts (hull #49) as the G.W. Ward for the North Atlantic Dredging Company of New York, New York.

The tug was later acquired by the Gibson and Cushman Dredging Company of Bay Shore, New York. Where she was renamed as the Theodore.

In 1997, she was acquired by Captain Arthur Fournier of the Portland Tugboat and Shipdocking Company of Portland, Maine. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the Ginalski Tugboat Company of Warren, Rhode Island. Where she retained her name. The tug was withdrawn from the United States Coast Guard registry, and redocumented as a recreational vessel in the state of Rhode Island.

Originally powered by a single, Detroit Diesel 6-110 diesel engine. The tug was re powered with a single, Detroit Diesel 12-71 diesel engine.
(Captain Patrick Fournier, Captain William VanVoorhis)


  • Vessel Name: THEODORE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2811930 RI: (RI48MG)
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 49
  • Ship Builder: Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding Inc.
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Length: 40.5
  • Hailing Port: PROVIDENCE, RI.
  • Hull Depth: 5.8
  • Hull Breadth: 13.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 17
  • Net Tonnage: 11
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    G. W. Ward, G.W. WARD
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    N. Atlantic Dredging Co., GIBSON & CUSHMAN DREDGING CO LLC, Portland Tugboat and Shipdocking Co., MARK GINALSKI, MARK GINALSKI, MARK GINALSKI