Tug Huron Goes to Work in Duluth

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 6, 2017

  • Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Photo: Rod Burdick / Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Photo: Rod Burdick / Great Lakes Towing Company Photo: Rod Burdick / Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company Photo: Kenneth Newhams / Great Lakes Towing Company
The Great Lakes Towing Company said it has repositioned its Tug Huron to Duluth, Minn. on Monday, January 2, 2017 to enhance capabilities for icebreaking, harbor assist and other services essential to commercial shipping in the Duluth-Superior region.
 
The Tug Huron’s first icebreaking operation of 2017 took place late Wednesday evening, January 4 when she assisted longstanding customer, Canada Steamship Lines M/V Thunder Bay in the Port of Duluth. 
 
In addition to Huron, the Towing Company’s harbor fleet in Duluth now includes to Tugs Arkansas, Kentucky and North Carolina, giving the fleet “fresh legs” for further upcoming icebreaking operations.
 
The Towing Company said it plans to bring two more former YTBs into service during 2017, to be stationed in other ports where ice breaking services are normally required.

Tug Huron
ex-YTB-833
ABS Load Line
Length: 102’
Breadth: 29’
Draft: 13’
Main Engines: Fairbanks Morse 38D-8-1/8X10
Horsepower: 2,000
Propeller: Single Screw, 4-blade, 144” x 89”
Firefighting: 2,000 GPM Diesel Pump, with (2) Monitors @ 1,500 gal each
 
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