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Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1928, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #58) as the Massachusetts for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1958, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by one, Cleveland 12-278A diesel engine. She later was re-engined with an EMD 12-567C. With a Falk Reverse reduction gear, at a ratio of 3.5:1. Turning one, 102(in) by 66(in), three bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propeller. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.

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

  • Vessel Name: MASSACHUSETTS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 227318
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WG6205
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 58
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Length: 79
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names: