July 2006 Towboat of the Month
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The M/V Jayne S. Hollinger, now a 2200 hp inland towing vessel, was built as the USCG cutter Sumac back in 1943.
It was originally put into service as an ice breaker. The USCG decommissioned the vessel in 1999 and First Marine of
Paducah, Kt refit/rerigged the boat for commercial towing. She is currently operated by Sarai Transportation in
service for Kirby Inland Marine.
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