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CAPTAIN GEORGE EDWARDS
Pictured as: the Evening Tide (Bouchard Transportation) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1970, by New Iberia Shipbuilding Incorporated of New Iberia, Louisiana (hull #109) as the tug Captain George Edwards for the Edwards Towing Company Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1973, the tug was acquired by the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York. Where she was renamed as the Evening Tide.

In 2020, the tug was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Staten Island, New York.

Powered by two, EMD diesel engines. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated rated 3,900 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 100kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 51,777 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: CAPTAIN GEORGE EDWARDS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 527153
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7435759
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WY9441
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 109
  • Ship Builder: NEW IBERIA SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 114.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Captain George Edwards
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Edwards Towing Co., TUG EVENING TIDE CORP