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

Other name(s): Duke Luedke

Ship owner: Great Lakes Towing Co.; Luedke Engineering Co.; Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp.

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

Engine builder: Whitman & Co., Buffalo, New York

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

Year ship built: 1917

Year engine built: 1890


Original steam engines built by Whitman & Co., Buffalo, for the tug Townsend Davis (1890). Rebuilt and converted to diesel.

Rammed and sunk by the Edmund W. Mudge in Huron Harbor, Ohio (1943).  Raised and rebuilt by M.S.C. Corp.


b) Duke Luedke (1974)


1) Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Merritt, Chapman & Scott Corp.

3) Luedke Engineering Co., Frankfort, Michigan (1974)

Registry number: US. 216022

Hull number: 46

Vessel type: Tug

Height: 11

Width: 17

Length: 68

Stroke length: 24 in.

Gross tonnage: 65

Net tonnage: 33

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel; High pressure N.C.

Piston 1: 22 in.

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