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Pictured as: the Illinois (Great Lakes Towing Company) Photo by: Isaac Pennock

Built in 1914, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #29) as the Illinois for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2021, the tug was renamed as the Alaska.

Originally powered by a 16"-30"x 24" compound steam engine, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion in 1949. Powered by a single, Cleveland 12-278A diesel engine. With a Falk Reverse reduction gear, at a ratio of 3.5:1. Turning one, 102(in) by 66(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch, three bladed propeller. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two Detroit Diesel 2-71 generator sets.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp, Paul Strubeck, Mark Shumaker)

  • Vessel Name: ILLINOIS (1914)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 212542
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WH8585
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 29
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 13
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 51
  • Previous Vessel Names: