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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Missouri

Ship owner: Great Gulf Towing Company; Great Lakes Towing Co.

Ship re-builder: Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Sutton Brothers, Buffalo, New York

Engine re-builder: Great Lakes Towing Co. (1915) and General Motors Corp.

Year ship built: 1915

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: In Service.


Original steam engines built by Sutton Brothers, Buffalo, New York, in 1882 for tug Excelsior.



b) Polk (1883)

c) Michigan (1884)


1) Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Greater Gulf Towing Co., Tampa, Forida

3) Great Lakes Towing Co.

Registry number: US. 213598

Hull number: 36

Vessel type: Tug

Height: 12.5

Width: 20

Length: 71

Stroke length: 28 in.

Gross tonnage: 98

Net tonnage: 52

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Original: High pressure, non-condensing from tug Excelsior 1892. Re-engined with diesel from General Motors Corp.

Piston 1: 24

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