Tug Jupiter

Tug Jupiter Tug Jupiter is now 122 years old, the last of her kind. The tug Jupiter was built in the Philadelphia shipyard of Neafie and Levy in 1902.

She was made for the Standard Oil Company and christened SO Co No 14. From 1902 to 1939, she was in service in New York, towing Standard Oil fuel ships and barges. In 1939, she was purchased by Independent Pier Company to work in Philadelphia. After World War II, she was converted from a steam tug to diesel, using the salvaged port engine from a decommissioned Landing Ship Tank (LST). In 1999, the

Jupiter was purchased by Penn's Landing Corporation and turned over to the care of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. Currently, she takes part in educational programs, festivals, and boat parades. The operation and maintenance is performed by a volunteer group of active and retired tugboat professionals and enthusiasts. Jupiter is moored at the north end of Penn's Landing, alongside the Lighter Barge Poplar, just upriver from Gazela.


319 S Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA


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