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INTERSTATE
Photo from: the Hooper Collection

Built in 1932, by Great Lakes Engineering Works of River Rouge, Michigan (hull #280) as the Dearborn for the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan.

The tug was later sold, where she was renamed as the Milwaukee.

She was eventually acquired Interstate Oil Transport of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where she was renamed as the Interstate.

In 1994, the tug was abandoned in Baltimore, Maryland.


  • Vessel Name: INTERSTATE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 231780
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: 280
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Engineering
  • Year Built: 1932
  • Length: 79
  • Hailing Port: PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • Hull Breadth: 21.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 125
  • Net Tonnage: 85
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dearborn, Milwaukee, INTERSTATE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ford Motor Co., Interstate Oil Transport., TUG INTERSTATE CO