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CARDINAL (1938)
Pictured as: the Laurie Ann Reinauer (Reinauer) Photo courtesy of: 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. Then, as the Rocktow. And, then as the Carroll Brothers.

She was then eventually 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. Her current, and, or final, disposition is unknown.
(Captain George Toomey, Captain Tom Rooney)


  • Vessel Name: CARDINAL (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
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Cardinal, Magnetic, Rocktow, Carroll Brothers, Laurie Ann Reinauer
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ira S. Bushey and Sons Inc., Reinauer Transportation Co.