Photo by Scott Best

Photo by Scott Best

This tug was built in 1943 by Ira S. Bushey & Sons Inc. of Brooklyn, NY as the USCGC Snohomish (WYTM-98) for the U.S. Coast Guard. The tug was decommissioned in 1986 and sold private for use as a live-aboard. She was named Snohomish in this capacity. In 1998, the tug was sold to a commercial party, who renamed the tug Sarah Rose and returned her to service. She was arrested in Charleston, SC in 2001. She was sold the following year and renamed Dami Dew. In 2004, the tug was donated to the Northeastern Maritime Historical Foundation and renamed Snohomish. She was brought into the Great Lakes and resold to Sable Point Marine of Ludington, MI, where the tug was returned to service. She saw little usage and was eventually sold to K&K Warehousing of Menominee, WI, where the tug was placed back in lay-up. Basic Towing of Escanaba, MI acquired the tug in 2014.

The Snohomish is laid up at Basic’s yard in Escanaba for use as a parts source. She no longer has her engine.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Builder: Ira S. Bushey & Sons Inc., Brooklyn, NY
  • Hull No.: 530
  • Length: 110′ 02″
  • Breadth: 26′ 04″
  • Depth: 14′ 08″
  • Port of Registry: Chesapeake, VA
Nathan Leindecker

Nathan Leindecker

Scott Best

Scott Best


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