The Travels of Tug 44

Tug Robert E. McAllister

Tug Robert E. McAllister plows south in Newark bay in a big hurry! Now we know what she can do with that 4000 horsepower from her twin Caterpillar engines. She is a "tractor tug", meaning her propellers are attached to rotatable pods and can push in any direction.

The Robert E was built in 1970 and then rebuilt as a tractor tug in 2005. She is 109 feet long and 29 feet wide with a 13 foot draft.

Tug Robert E. McAllister turns left towards the Bayonne Bridge. This tugboat is owned and operated by McAllister Towing.

See the McAllister Towing Corp's website at:

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