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RICHARD
Pictured as: the Richard (Houseboat) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1953, by the San Diego Marine Construction Company of San Diego, California as the San Marcos for the Star and Crescent Boat Company of San Diego, California.

The tug was later acquired by the Campbell Towing Company Incorporated of Wrangell, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Richard.

She was later acquired by an individual named Ervin Bakken of Kingston, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, she went out of documentation. As of 2020, the tug is being used as a liveaboard on the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle, Washington.

She was a single screw tug, rated at 560 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: RICHARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 266490
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Fishery, Registry
  • Call Sign: WF5614
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: SAN DIEGO MARINE CONST
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Length: 64.6
  • Hull Depth: 8.3
  • Hull Breadth: 18
  • Gross Tonnage: 67
  • Net Tonnage: 34
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    San Marcos, RICHARD
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Star and Crescent Boat Co., Campbell Towing Co. Inc., ERVIN S BAKKEN