Drummond Islander II

Photo by Sam Hankinson

Photo by Sam Hankinson

This “tug” was built in 1961 by the Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wisconsin as the carferry Drummond Islander II. For many years the ferry provided service between De Tour, Michigan and Drummond Island on the St. Marys River. Upon retirement, the ferry was sold to MCM Marine of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, who use the vessel as a tug for towing dredges and scows during and between dredging projects. The Drummond Islander II can be found in use around the Great Lakes on MCM’s various projects.

  • Type: Carferry
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Builder: Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI
  • Horsepower: 730 bhp
  • Length: 65′ 00″
  • Breadth: 36′ 00″
  • Depth: 9′ 00″
  • Port of Registry: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Ken Newhams

Ken Newhams

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