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TYEE (1968)
Pictured as: the Challenger (Tidewater Barge) Photo by: Raenuld Greenleaf

Built in 1968, Albina Engine and Machine Works of Portland, Oregon (hull #406) as the Tyee for Crowley Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by by the Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Challenger.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD 645-E2 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, square bow, pushboat. Rated at 3,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: TYEE (1968)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 516611
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC5839
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 406
  • Ship Builder: ALBINA ENG & MACHINE WKS
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 105
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 13.6
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 383
  • Net Tonnage: 260
  • Owner:
    TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC
    6305 NW OLD LOWER RIVER ROAD PO BOX 1210
    VANCOUVER, WA
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Tyee
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Crowley Marine Services Inc., TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC, TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC, TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC, TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC, TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC, TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC, TIDEWATER BARGE LINES INC