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HUSKY

Built in 1952, by G.M. Nichols Boatworks of Hood River, Oregon as the Husky for the Smith Tug and Barge Company of Rainier, Oregon.

In 1977, the Smith Tug and Barge Company was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1988, the Knappton Towboat Company was rebranded as the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Mike Brusco Sr.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,020 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: HUSKY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2651790
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WE7973
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: G M NICHOLS
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Length: 58.4
  • Hailing Port: LONGVIEW, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 5.7
  • Hull Breadth: 16.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 47
  • Net Tonnage: 32
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    HUSKY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SMITH TUG AND BARGE COMPANY, KNAPPTON TOWBOAT COMPANY, BRIX MARITIME COMPANY, BRUSCO TUG AND BARGE COMPANY