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FORT MACON
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1949, by Port Houston Iron Works of Houston, Texas (hull #152) as the Mohawk for the Mobil Oil Corporation of New York, New York.

In 1984, she was acquired by the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by the Norfolk Towing Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where she retained her name.

In 1992, she was acquired by Lockport Tugs Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by the Cape Fear Towing Company of Wilmington, North Carolina. Where she was renamed as the Fort Macon.

In 2007, the Cape Fear Towing Company was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by a single EMD 16-567 diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FORT MACON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 257240
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5238779
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD4879
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 152
  • Ship Builder: PORT HOUSTON IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Length: 88.7
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, NC.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 153
  • Net Tonnage: 47
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840-4737
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MOHAWK
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Mobil Oil Corp., Allied Transportation Co., Norfolk Towing, Furlough Inc. (Lockport Tugs Inc.), CAPE FEAR TOWING COMPANY, INC, MORAN TOWING CORPORATION