On June 15th, 2006 a Markey TDSD-32 Towing Winch originally
built in 1973 arrived at the Markey Shop for a complete rebuild so that its owner, Penn Maritime
, could get another 30+ years of service out of it. Eleven months later it left the Markey Shop as good as new and ready to go back to work.
This Markey Double-Drum Towing Winch is rated for 2,200 ft. of 2 in. wire rope
on each drum, and features a line-pull of up to 135,000 lbs. via its diesel engine power.