Derek E

This veteran tug was built in 1907 by Benjamin T. Cowles of Buffalo, NY as the John Kelderhouse for the Empire Engineering Corp. The Dunbar & Sullivan Dredging Co. acquired the tug in 1911, renaming her Sachem. After a very lengthy career for Dubar & Sullivan, the Sachem was acquired by Egan Marine of Lemont, IL in 1990 and renamed Derek E.

Derek E is currently laid up at Egan’s yard in Lemont.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1907
  • Builder: Banjamin T. Cowles, Buffalo, NY
  • Length: 76′ 09″
  • Breadth: 20′ 01″
  • Depth: 8′ 04″
  • Port of Registry: Lemont, IL

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