HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - GREAT CONDITION - WOULD BE HANDY FOR SILT REMOVALTHE TUGBOAT KENNEBEC
Kennebeck was built in 1956 to tow logs on Wyman Lake as part of the historic logging industry. Logs were sluiced down hillsides then towed across lakes on their way to port cities on the coast. Kennebeck performed her roll well for 20 years and was part of the final log drive in 1976 (see attached photo and info). The photo shows the Kennebec towing 2 acres of logs – just about the size of one and a half football fields.
After her retirement from the lake she was moved to the coast where she continued to work in the logging industry; this time towing barges loaded with logs from the islands to the town of Rockland.
Her next role was as a training vessel at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. When she used as a training vessel. Current owners bought her in 2003 and spent three summers converting her into a live-aboard. The electrical and 12 volt systems were professionally done and we had safety rails added before she was launched and brought to Rockland for cruising in the local area. She is now for sale, and stored out of the water at Journey's End Marine on Tillson Ave in Rockland, MaineVESSEL PARTICULARS
LOA 39’ – 6”
LWL – 37′ – 2″
B – 12′ – 6″
Draft – 5′ – 6″
Steel Construction: heavily built for towing logs
Navigation gear: Compass and depth finder
Wheel House: settee and table
Berth: double below wheel house in forepeak
Engine Room: Stand up clearance
Large work counter over engine
Galley appliances: Microwave, two burner hot plate, refrigerator, sink with automatic pump out, hot water heater (all appliances are electric).
Head: Porta Potty and bath tub
Aft Cabin: New multipurpose space
Exterior: 50 amp shore power cord
Fresh water intake spigot
Electric System: Top of the line professionally installed multi-circuit breaker box.
12 vdc and 120 vac
Plugs situated throughout the boat
This vessel has maintained her arrangement as a working tug with a raised pilot house and low house over the engine room. In addition a main cabin has been added aft of the engine room. The forecastle below the pilothouse has been made into and berthing area with a double berth and porta potty toilet compartment with tub. The galley is located in the engine room. A void space is located forward of the forecastle. The main cabin aft is spacious with room for various activities.
Contact Capt. Hal Oakes 207-593-8191
Seal Harbor Road
St. George, ME 04859