Terry D

Photo by Christine Douglas

Photo by Christine Douglas

Built in 1954 by Liberty Dry Dock Inc. for the New York Department of Sanitation, this tug was originally named Sanita and moved trash scows around New York Harbor. The Sanita was sold to Robert E. Dixon in 1968. Eder Barge & Towing purchased the tug in 1977 and brought her into the Great Lakes under the new name Soo Chief. Selvick Marine Towing of Sturegon Bay, WI bought the Soo Chief in 1981, renaming her Susan M. Selvick. Selvick sold her to Calumet River Fleeting of Chicago in 1996, where she was renamed Nathan S. In 1999, she was rebuilt with a new retractable pilothouse for barge work in the Chicago area. She was renamed John M. Perry in 2002, and then Zuccolo in 2008. In 2012, the Zuccolo was renamed Carla Selvick. She was renamed Terry D in 2014.

Terry D remains busy in and around the Chicago River, mainly engaged in barge work and ship assist.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Builder: Liberty Dry Dock Inc., Brooklyn, NY
  • Engines: 1 EMD 8-567C
  • Horsepower: 1,000 bhp
  • Length: 66′ 00″
  • Breadth: 19′ 00″
  • Depth: 9′ 00″
  • Port of Registry: Chicago, IL
Christine Douglas

Christine Douglas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s