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CLEARWATER
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1954 by Alexander Shipyard Incorporated at New Orleans, Louisiana as the Dixie Challenge for Dixie Carriers Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

She was then acquired by Universal Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Jaunea Jones.

Her name was later changed to Universal Challenge.

The tug was later acquired by the Shaver Transportation Company of Portland, Oregon. Where she was renamed as the Clearwater.


  • Vessel Name: CLEARWATER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 268312
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8851039
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WF7300
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: ALEXANDER SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 89
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Owner:
    SHAVER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY
    4900 NW FRONT STREET PO BOX 10324
    PORTLAND, OR 97296
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dixie Challenge, Jaunea Jones, Universal Challenge
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Carriers Incorporated, Universal Marine Incorporated