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ALASKA (1914)
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.

In 2022, she was phased out of active service, and was "laid up" at Ashtabula, Ohio.

Originally powered by a 16(in) by 30(in) by 24(in) 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: ALASKA (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:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Great Lakes Towing Co.