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ARROW No. 1

Built in 1943 by Nichols Boat Works of Hood River, Oregon as the Eph Winans for the Western Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon.

Later renamed as the Ruth.

The tug was eventually acquired by the Arrow Tug and Barge Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Arrow No. 1.

In 1962, Arrow Tug and Barge was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where the tug retained her name.

She is no longer in documentation. Her current and/or final fate is unknown.


  • Vessel Name: ARROW No. 1
  • USCG Doc. No.: 244399
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WF2992
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: G M NICHOLS
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 42.7
  • Hull Depth: 4.6
  • Hull Breadth: 13.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 18
  • Net Tonnage: 12
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Eph Winans, Ruth
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Western Transportation Company, Arrow Tug and Barge Company, Knappton Towboat Company