Mary E. Hannah

Photo by Christine Douglas

Photo by Christine Douglas

This big lake tug was built in 1945 in Point Pleasant, WV by Marietta Manufacturing as LT-821 for the U.S. Army. In 1947 she was sold civilian to the Arundel Corporation, who renamed the tug Brooklyn. She was sold to Defelice Marine Contractors in 1965, and the following year was sold again to Reuben C. Pace. She was renamed Lee Reuben in 1966 following the purchase. In 1970 she was sold to the Escanaba Towing Company, who operated her in barge service out of Escanaba, MI. The Hannah Marine Corporation purchased the Lee Reuben in 1973. She was renamed Mary E. Hannah in 1975. She continued in service for Hannah until 2009, when the company went out of business. King Company of Holland, MI purchased the tug, and the following year she was placed on a long-term charter to Calumet River Fleeting of Chicago, IL. In 2011, an upper pilothouse was added.

Mary E. Hannah handles the Andrie Inc. tank barge A-410 in the oil trades on Lake Michigan, Huron, and Erie. She also performs icebreaking and lake towing jobs when not with the A-410.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1945
  • Builder: Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant, WV
  • Hull No.: 537
  • Engines: 2 EMD 16-567C
  • Horsepower: 3,200 bhp
  • Length: 149′ 00″
  • Breadth: 33′ 00″
  • Depth: 16′ 00″
  • Port of Registry: Lemont, IL
Scott Best

Scott Best

Scott Best

Scott Best

Todd Shorkey

Todd Shorkey

Christine Douglas

Christine Douglas

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