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Photo courtesy of: Captain George Toomey

Built in 1938, by Ira S. Bushey and Sons Shipyard of Brooklyn, New York as the Cardinal for Ira S. Bushey and Sons Incorporated of Brooklyn, New York.

The tug was later sold and renamed as the Magnetic. And then, as the Rocktow.

In 1959, she was sold, and renamed as the Carroll Brothers.

In 1964, she was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Company of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Laurie Ann Reinauer.

The tug predated the Reinauer Transportation Company's "peanut butter and jelly" paint scheme. Instead, the tug was all red, with white trim, and an "R" inside of a diamond on the stack.

She was a single screw tug, rated at 575 horsepower. Her current, and, or final, disposition is unknown.
(Captain George Toomey, Captain Tom Rooney)

  • Vessel Name: LAURIE ANN REINAUER (1938)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 237773
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: IRA S. BUSHEY AND SONS
  • Year Built: 1938
  • Length: 76.7
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.3
  • Hull Breadth: 21.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Cardinal, Magnetic, Rocktow, Carroll Brothers, Laurie Ann Reinauer
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ira S. Bushey and Sons Inc., Kehoe Transportation Co., Reinauer Transportation Co.