Manitou

Photo by Todd Shorkey

Photo by Todd Shorkey

This large tugboat was built in 1942 by the U.S. Coast Guard in Baltimore, MD as the icebreaker USCGC Manitou WYT-60. In 1984 she was sold civilian to Malcolm Marine of St. Clair, MI, who renamed the tug Manitou and brought her into the Great Lakes. She was laid up until 1996, when she was completely rebuilt and repowered.

Manitou is one of the busier tugs on the Great Lakes, and works in dredging projects, lake towing, icebreaking, and ship assist all across the Great Lakes.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Builder: U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, MD
  • Engines: 1 EMD 16-645-E2
  • Horsepower: 2,200 bhp
  • Length: 110′ 00″
  • Breadth: 26′ 02″
  • Depth: 15′ 06″
  • Port of Registry: St. Clair, MI
Nathan Leindecker

Nathan Leindecker

Mike Nicholls

Mike Nicholls

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

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5 thoughts on “Manitou

  1. I served on the Manitou while in the Coast Guard from mid-July 1976, just two weeks after Op-Sail, until I went to Electronics school there on Gov’s Island. I’m glad to see she’s still afloat.

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