Kristin J.

Photo by Ben Stalvey

Photo by Ben Stalvey

This small construction tug was built in 1963 by St. Charles Steel Works as Milly Lee for Kadinger Marine of Milwaukee, WI. In 1994, she sank on Lake Michigan and was reconstructed with a new pilothouse after being raised. In 2005, she was sold to the Edward E. Gillen Company and renamed Kristin J. the following year. She remains in service in the construction trades for Gillen out of Milwaukee.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Builder: St. Charles Steel Works, Thibodeaux, LA
  • Engines: 2 Detroit 8V-71
  • Horsepower: 900 bhp
  • Length: 52′ 06″
  • Breadth: 19′ 01″
  • Depth: 7′ 04″
  • Port of Registry: Milwaukee, WI
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