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ARLYN NELSON

Built in 1914, at Sunrise Beach, Washington as the Arlyn Nelson.

She was later acquired by the American Tugboat Company of Everett, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1951, the tug was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she retained her name.

In 1957, she was acquired by an individual named Patrick Steppelman of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

The tug was later acquired by the Leconte Construction Company of Wrangell, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Crescent.

On October 24th 1974, she ran aground at Totem Bay on Kupreanof Island, Alaska. The tug was not salvaged. She was powered by a single, Atlas diesel engine. For a rated 90 horsepower.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: ARLYN NELSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 212556
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA2546
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Length: 57.0
  • Hailing Port: WRANGELL, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 5.0
  • Hull Breadth: 14.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 24
  • Net Tonnage: 16
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Arlyn Nelson, Crescent
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    American Tugboat Co., Western Towboat Co., Patrick Steppelman, Leconte Construction Co.