Defiance (tug) with barge Ashtabula

Tug Defiance is 48 feet long and flies the U.S. flag

Previous names: Tug
April T. Beker: 1982-1987
Beverly Anderson: 1987-2012
Defiance: 2012-
Previous names: Barge
Erol Y. Beker: 1982-1987
Mary Turner: 1987-2012
Ashtabula: 2012-
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The tug Defiance and barge Ashtabula departed Duluth on June 13, 2014, with a cargo of iron nuggets loaded at the Hallett #5 dock in West Duluth. Both were built in 1982 although they have had other names during that time. They are both owned by a Canadian Company, Lower Lakes Towing, and operated by the U.S. company Lower Lakes Transportation. The vessel therefore sails under a U.S. flag.
Photos above taken June 13, 2014
Nick Stenstrup took this picture of the the tug Defiance and the barge Ashtabula when she was here on December 22, 2012 loading iron ore pellets at the BN Dock in Superior.