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BRIAN
Photo by: Captain Pat Folan

Built in 1956, by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding Incorporated of Somerset, Massachusetts (hull #4) as the Dave White for the Perini Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts.

The tug was later acquired by the Boston Fuel Transportation Company of Boston, Massachusetts. A subsidy of the Reinauer Transportation Company of Staten Island, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Eastern Point II.

In 1985, the Boston Fuel Transportation Company acquired the Boston Towboat Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The transaction included its yard, its towboats and name.

The combined companies formed the Boston Towing and Transportation Companies. As a subsidiary of the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Brian.

In 2011, Boston Towing and Transportation was reabsorbed into the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a single screw towboat, rated at 365 horsepower.
(Captain Pat Folan, Captain Brian Fournier)


  • Vessel Name: BRIAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2717840
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WH2518
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 4
  • Ship Builder: GLADDING HEARN
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Length: 40.6
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 6.8
  • Hull Breadth: 14.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 21
  • Net Tonnage: 8
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dave White, EASTERN POINT II
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Perini Construction Corp., Reinauer Transportation Co., Boston Fuel Transportation, Boston Towing and Transportation Co., REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES LLC