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PROSPECTOR
Photo by: Glenn Raymo

Built in 1982, by Traylor Brothers Incorporated of Evansville, Indiana (hull #1) as the Prospector for Traylor Brothers Incorporated of Evansville, Indiana.

In 2014, the tug was leased by Tappan Zee Constructors of Terrytown, New York. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 8V-92TA diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.5:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is twin screw towboat rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PROSPECTOR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 650245
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBY5894
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: Traylor Brothers Incorporated
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 47.7
  • Hailing Port: EVANSVILLE, IN.
  • Hull Depth: 47.7
  • Hull Breadth: 6.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 45
  • Net Tonnage: 31
  • Owner:
    TRAYLOR BROS INC
    835 N CONGRESS AVE
    EVANSVILLE, IN 47716
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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