Photo by Will Van Dorp

This tug was built in 1914 by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, OH as their own Virginia. In 1921, the Towing Company repowered the young tug with a new steam engine. In 1951 she was converted to diesel-electric power.

The Virginia has been inactive for the past several years, and is currently laid up in Cleveland.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Builder: The Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Hull No.: 30
  • Engines: 1 Cleveland 12-278
  • Horsepower: 1,200 bhp
  • Length: 81′ 00″
  • Breadth: 20′ 00″
  • Depth: 12′ 06″
  • Port of Registry: Wilmington, DE
Christine Douglas

Christine Douglas

Christine Douglas

3 thoughts on “Virginia

  1. Family lore has it that my mother’s middle name came from this tug. More lore says the tug was captained by William J Dwyer, my great grandfather. Where might I look to confirm this?

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