James A. Hannah

Photo by Isaac Pennock

This large tug was built in 1945 by Marietta Manufacturing of Point Pleasant, WV as the LT-820 for the U.S. Army. In 1964 she was sold civilian to the Gartland Steamship Company and brought into the Great Lakes. In 1966 she was purchased by the Bultema Dock & Dredge Company and renamed Muskegon. She was converted from steam to diesel power in 1967. Hannah Marine Corp. of Lemont, IL purchased the tug in 1976, renaming her James A. Hannah. The tug spent her later years with Hannah assigned to pushing the tank barge Hannah 5101. Around 2008, she was converted to an articulated tug with the addition of a JAK coupler system. In 2009, Hannah Marine went out of business, and the James A. Hannah failed to sell at initial auction. She was then sold to McKeil Marine of Hamilton, Ontario, and was towed to Hamilton, Ontario later that year for long-term lay-up. Her JAK coupler system was removed for use on the tug Salvor. The James A. Hannah was never registered in Canada, and remained laid up in Hamilton until 2021 when she was cut up for scrap.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1945
  • Builder: Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant, WV
  • Hull No.: 536
  • Length: 149′ 00″
  • Breadth: 33′ 00″
  • Depth: 16′ 00″

Todd Shorkey

Marc Piché

Marc Piché

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

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