New tug for port arrives

Built in 1974 by the Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wisconsin for the United States Navy, this 107 foot long tug was purchased from the Navy in 2002 by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, and named Daniel McAllister. In 2015, she was purchased by Great Lakes Towing and renamed Huron. She arrived Duluth to join the Great Lakes Towing Twin Ports fleet on January 2, 2017.
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  1. tugboathunter says:

    Huron is the same size as D.L. Billmaier, and slightly larger than Nels J. The Nancy J remains the most powerful tug in the port.

  2. Now this will be the largest in Port, correct? The North Carolina is slightly shorter?

  3. Skip
    Wow; thanks for the note; do u have any pictures or stories that i could post on the page? Let me know, and again, thanks and happy new year

  4. skip heckel says:

    I worked on this tug while I was employed at MMC from 1973 until 1991. This was the harbor tug YTB 833. Delivered to the Navy on Dec. 16, 1974

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