John Francis

Photo by Ron Bialecki

Photo by Ron Bialecki

This tug was built in 1965 by Bollinger Shipbuilding as Dad for Delta Towing. In 1998 she was sold and renamed Creole Eagle. Geo. Gradel Company of Toledo, OH acquired the tug in 2003, and renamed her John Francis.

John Francis works across Lake Erie on a variety of construction and dredging jobs.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Builder: Bollinger Machine Shop, Lockport, LA
  • Hull No.: 52
  • Horsepower: 1,800 bhp
  • Length: 75′ 00″
  • Breadth: 22′ 00″
  • Depth: 9′ 00″
  • Port of Registry: Toledo, OH
Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

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