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RIGHT ARM

The steam powered tugboat Right Arm was built by Peter Mc Gishan in 1891 in New York. She was 124feet long had a 27 foot beam and displaced 410 gross tons. The Right Arm was commissioned into service as the USS Pontiac in 1898. In 1918 she had her name change again this time to USS Passaic. In 1922 the tug was decommissioned and sold to John Kantzler & Sons and re-named Right Arm.


On April 22, 1923 the tug ran aground near Absecon Inlet, NJ. The old tug quickly gave in to the constant pounding of the surf and broke into pieces. Today the wreck is scattered and low lying in approximately 25 feet of water. Her exact location is not known.

 
 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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