121 year old Tugboat Wisconsin most likely oldest working tugboat in the United States

121 year old Tugboat Wisconsin most likely oldest working tugboat in the United States

The tugboat Wisconsin, is believed to be the oldest tugboat still working in the United States. She works on the Great Lakes. Built as the steam-powered tug America in Buffalo, NY., 1897. Great Lakes Towing acquired her in 1916 and repowered her with a diesel engine in 1950.
 Some crew members say she’s haunted. In 1941 she sank with the loss of 6 crew members while trying to free the ore ship B.F. Jones. She rolled 360 degrees than sank all within 5 seconds. The Captain escaped by punching out the wheelhouse windows with his fist, he also dragged a company man out with him. Men who work on her feel the six men who died have never left the tug.
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