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E.M. PIERCE

Built in 1909, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #7) as the E.M. Pierce for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1933, the Great Lakes Towing Company renamed the tug as the Utah.

In 1990, the tug was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Cleveland, Ohio. And in 1998, the tug was scrapped.

In 1949, she was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by single Cleveland 12-278 diesel engine. 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 was a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp, Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: E.M. PIERCE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 206840
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 7
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1909
  • Length: 71
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 112
  • Net Tonnage: 61
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    E.M. Pierce, Utah
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Great Lakes Towing Co., Great Lakes Towing Co.