Teal

Teal , TEAL is a Monk design and was owned by Jon & Pat Kent. Teal is a 1949 Alaska Packers wooden tugboat (the last one they built). She is a traditional West Coast tug with forward pilothouse and lower "dog-house" engine room aft.

Dimensions are 42' in length x 12.6' beam x 7.6'draft with a 61" propeller!
1962 Caterpillar D343TA Engine (300 HP Continuous)

TUGBOAT "TEAL" - Was Sold TEAL is a vintage Northwest Coast deep draft, round bilge, plumb stem, elliptical fantail stern workboat, with raised pilothouse and classic sheer lines. Her dimensions are: 42' x 12.5' x 7.5'. She is design number 1500 by Lorne Garden and Edwin Monk Sr. TEAL is powered by a Cat D343TA, fresh-water cooled, and swings a new 56"x48" 4-blade wheel. She has a large galley with Dickinson Pacific range, cabin and head forward, large lazarette and walk around engine room. She has proven to be extremely economical to operate and maintain. She is in excellent condition, receiving on-going care by her current owners. TEAL was built in 1949 by Alaska Packers Association (APA) and served their salmon fishing interests from Chignik, on the Alaska Peninsula, to Ketchikan and south to Birch Bay. She then worked in the logging industry from Bellingham to Olympia before retiring with the Tacoma Tugboat Company. You have seen TEAL in maritime festivals and tugboat races in Olympia, Commencement Bay and Seattle. She deserves to continue to represent our Puget Sound maritime history. Teal was built in Blaine, WA and worked from Olympia and Tacoma to all of Southeast Alaska, towing ships and then log booms. She has a record of towing 32 sections of logs when she had her original Atlas 4-cylinder diesel engine. They have copies of the original blueprints with the signatures of Ed Monk and William Garden on them (what a treasure).

The interior cabin space was greatly increased with the removal of the Atlas. In fact, the forward part of the galley is where the Atlas flywheel used to be. Teal took part in the Tacoma Maritime Festival Tugboat Race and won first place in her class. At full racing power the stern deck is 6" below water level as the prop digs a huge hole in the water.

TEAL is moored at the City Marina in Tacoma at present. TEAL will stay in Washington - except when traveling "North to Alaska".

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Last modified: 6/11/2008