William Hoey

Photo by Nathan Leindecker

Photo by Nathan Leindecker

This veteran tugboat was built in 1924 by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company as the Martha C. for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. In 1952 she was renamed Langdon C. Hardwicke. North American Towing purchased the tug in 1982, and she was renamed Wabash. She was acquired by Holly Marine Towing in 1993 and renamed Katie Ann. The Gaelic Tugboat Company of Detroit, MI acquired the tug in 1999, where she was renamed as the second William Hoey. In 2010, the tug was purchased by Scotlund Stivers. After being abandoned in Duncan Bay off Cheboygan, MI, Stephen Ball of Sault Ste. Marie, MI acquired the tug in 2012, and in 2013 she was towed to Sault Ste. Marie.

The William Hoey is currently laid up in Sault Ste. Marie on the St. Marys River.

  • Type: Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1924
  • Builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI
  • Hull No.: 213
  • Engines: 1 Cleveland 12-278A
  • Length: 85′ 00″
  • Breadth: 21′ 06″
  • Depth: 10′ 09″
Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Nathan Leindecker

Nathan Leindecker


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