Welcoming the Meredith Ashton

Throughout our off-season here at Ashton Marine, we stay quite busy. To see a full scope of the projects we do to keep ourselves occupied while we’re not on the water, make sure to keep an eye out for our off-season blog. But there is one thing, in particular, we’ve been waiting to share with everyone that warranted its very own blog post.

The acquisition of a new tug to our fleet. Say hello to the Meredith Ashton. 

The Meredith Ashton gets her name after the daughter of Phil and Candace Andrie.

Formerly known as the C Angelo, this tug was constructed in 1999 by Thoma-Sea Ship Builders. She is one of the newer tugs to be servicing the Great Lakes market sporting twin Caterpillar 3516 Tier 2 main engines, along with a 43’ upper house for better visibility. Measuring in at 95′ long and 32′ wide, with a hull depth of 13.7′. Her size—similar to the Candace Eliseallows for easy access to all of the ports we service.

We look forward to her arriving in Muskegon, MI. To learn more about the Meredith Ashton as she makes her 2,800-mile journey to her new homeport, you can view her full specs on our vessels page.