Photo by Nathan Leindecker

This tug was built in 1912 by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, OH as their own Gary. In 1934 she was sold to the C. Reiss Coal Company and renamed Green Bay. She was converted from steam to diesel in 1957. North American Towing purchased the Green Bay in 1981 and renamed her Oneida. In 1987 she was sold and renamed Iroquois. The Great Lakes Towing Company purchased the tug in 1990, and renamed her Alaska for her second stint in the Towing Company’s fleet. In 1999 she was sold to Florida Marine Terminals and renamed Grouper, but was left along the Erie Canal on her delivery voyage and put up for sale. She remains inactive and for sale in Lyons, NY.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Builder: The Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Hull No.: 21
  • Engines: 1 Kahlenberg 6-cylinder
  • Length: 74′ 00″
  • Breadth: 19′ 06″
  • Depth: 12′ 00″
Nathan Leindecker Collection

Nathan Leindecker Collection

Will Van Dorp

Will Van Dorp

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