This 28′ William Garden designed tug boat was built in 1961 by Al Jacobs in Lake Union and served many years as a log patrol boat on the Snohomish River for Weyehauser, a timberland and wood products company based in nearby Seattle and Tacoma. 

This boat has what is known as a “tunnel stern” which can be quite odd looking to the eye, where the planks back aft actually flare up and create a space for a larger propeller. This was commonly built on boats made for shallower waters like in the Columbia River and Bristol Bay.



This interesting hull shape can make corking a challenge as Brad shows!


MAGGIE B (ex CHIPPEWA, ex TYEE) is also a multiple champion tug boat racer and was the 2015 Olympia Harbor Days mascot!

Leah Kefgan of Best Coast Canvas test fits part of the full boat cover.

We have put several new planks on as well as refastening and recorking the bottom, a custom welded aluminium framework for a full boat canvas cover made by Best Coast Canvas, some sistered frames in the stern, and recorking the deck as well. 



We are excited to be a part of this boat’s history and keep her in great shape for her family.