William C. Gaynor

Photo by Scott Best

Photo by Scott Best

This large Joe Hack-designed tug was built in 1956 by Defoe Shipbuilding of Bay City, Michigan as the William C. Gaynor for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. In 1988 she was sold to Lake Michigan Contractors and renamed Captain Barnaby. In the 1990s her original Cleveland 8-498 was replaced with an EMD 12-645. MCM Marine of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan purchased the tug in 2002, and restored her original name of William C. Gaynor. In 2014, she was purchased by Great Lakes Dock & Materials of Muskegon, MI. Selvick Marine Towing of Sturgeon Bay, WI purchased the Gaynor in early 2017.

The William C. Gaynor works in ship docking and icebreaking out of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Builder: Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI
  • Hull No.: 429
  • Engines: 1 EMD 12-645
  • Horsepower: 1,500 bhp
  • Length: 94′ 00″
  • Breadth: 27′ 00″
  • Depth: 11′ 09″
Nathan Leindecker

Nathan Leindecker

Mike Nicholls

Mike Nicholls

Nathan Leindecker

Nathan Leindecker

Will Van Dorp

Will Van Dorp

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Nathan Leindecker

Nathan Leindecker

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

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