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Owner’s Comments

WALLACE FOSS was built during the ALASKA GOLD RUSH era in Tacoma – Washington. Originally designed as a passenger steam vessel, she was changed to a tugboat after the hull was built. In 1920 the Foss family purchased the Rouse Towing Company. The deckhouse was entirely rebuilt in 1945 and a new raised pilot house was installed.

The WALLACE FOSS continued to tow sand and gravel barges, and petroleum barges in Puget Sound, Hood Canal and the San Juan Islands. The tug became the only tug in the Foss fleet to operate for 50 years or more. She retired in 1972 and is currently the home of her current owners.

Overview:

  • Extensive work has been accomplished since her birth in 1897.
  • Complete rebuilt in 1913 in Ballard.
  • Entire re-build and raised pilot house (1945).
  • Many planks and new deck (1994).
  • New transom and bulwarks (2001).
  • 4 x new 8v batteries.
  • Engine cleaned and painted.
  • Paint and varnish throughout the boat.

Yacht Details

  1. Builder: Tacoma Shipyard, Washington - USA
  2. Model: Tacoma 62 Tugboat
  3. Name: WALLACE FOSS
  4. Year Built: 1897 , Refit(s): 1913/45/94 & 2001
  5. LOA: 62’ / 18.89m
  6. Beam: 16’2” / 4.93m
  7. Min / Max Draft: 8’ / 2.43m
  8. Cruising Speed: 8.5/9 knots.
  9. Fuel Capacity: 6,364 litres
  10. Water Capacity: 500 litres
  11. Accommodation: 2 berths in 1 cabin(s)
  12. Engine: 1 Caterpillar D 13,000 Diesel
  13. Location: Newport, RI, USA
  14. Price: US$179,000

Contact Details

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Jennifer Stewart
Berthon USA
Tel: 001 401 846 8442


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