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MISSY McALLISTER
Photo by: Tim Bell

Built in 1970, by Peterson Builders of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (hull #YTB-810) as the YTB-810 (Anoka) for the United States Navy.

A Natick class district harbor tug. Her keel was laid down on October 5th, 1970, and the tug was launched on April 15th, 1971. She was delivered to the United States Navy on August 31st, 1971. And placed in service into at the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, Virginia.

On March 13th, 2001. The tug was placed out of service, and struck from the Naval Register. Where she was transferred to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS).

In 2001, she was acquired by the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Missy McAllister.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Where the tug was renamed as the Erie.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.
(NavSource Online)


  • Vessel Name: MISSY McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1122273
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8980921
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB5427
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: YTB 810
  • Ship Builder: PETERSON BUILDERS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 102.3
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 16.3
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 243
  • Net Tonnage: 72
  • Owner:
    THE GREAT LAKES TOWING COMPANY
    4500 DIVISION AVE
    CLEVELAND, OH 44102-2228
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YTB-810 (Anoka), Anoka, MISSY McALLISTER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    UNITED STATES NAVY, Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, MCALLISTER STEAMSHIP LLC, MCALLISTER STEAMSHIP LLC