Empire

This small towboat was built in 1997 by Empire Harbor Marine (later Port Albany Ventures) as their own Empire. DonJon Marine of Hillside, NJ purchased the vessel in 2011, and retained her name.

The Empire is often busy on the Erie Canal, and occasionally visits the Great Lakes.

  • Type: Twin Screw Towboat
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Builder: Empire Harbor Marine Inc., Thomson, NY
  • Engines: 2 GM 6-71
  • Horsepower: 750 bhp
  • Length: 44′ 00″
  • Breadth: 16′ 01″
  • Depth: 4′ 05″
  • Port of Registry: Newark, NJ