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HINTON
Pictured as: the Nathan G. (New York Marine Highway) Photo by: Glenn Raymo

Built in 1977, by Marine Industries Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #16) as the Brute Force.

In 1978, the tug was acquired by Seabrook Towing Incorporated of Charleston, South Carolina. Where she was renamed as the Hinton.

In 1987, Seabrook Towing Incorporated was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2004, McAllister Towing and Transportation renamed the tug as Joan McAllister.

In 2017, she was acquired by the New York State Marine Highway Transportation Company of Troy, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Nathan G.

Powered by two, Detroit 12 149 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.
(Captain Jamie Ela, Glenn Raymo)


  • Vessel Name: HINTON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 582613
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8980749
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB7653
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 16
  • Ship Builder: MARINE INDUSTRIES INC.
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 73.3
  • Hailing Port: TROY, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 8.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 132
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Brute Force, HINTON, JOAN MCALLISTER, NATHAN G.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Marine Contracting Inc., MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC, New York State Marine Highway Transportation Co.