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Built in 2023, by the Great Lakes Shipyard of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #GLS6508) as the Minnesota for for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

The tug is the eighth of ten, Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels constructed for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. By the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

The design is based off of the Damen Shipyards Group's Stan Tug 1907 ICE design. Part of her design includes extra hull pate thickness, brackets, and fendering, so that, true to her ICE designation, she can operate safely during ice season in the Great Lakes. Making the tug the first Damen tug built under license in the United States.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines. Twin Disc MGX-5321 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.46:1. Turning two, 71(in), Kaplan, three bladed, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW Kohler generator sets. The tug's capacities are 7,000 gallons of fuel, 290 gallons of lube oil, and 1,205 gallons of water.

The tug's towing equipment consists of one DMT Marine CE-30KN capstan, on the stern.
(Paul Strubeck, Lisa Kolibabek)

  • Vessel Name: MINNESOTA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1342246
  • Vessel Service: Towing Vessel
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: GLS6508
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Shipyard
  • Year Built: 2023
  • Length: 63.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 114
  • Net Tonnage: 91