Anacortes-built Tan’erliq

Published June 12, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

The Tan’erliq is outfitted for tanker escort services, ship handling and firefighting, as well as emergency and spill response. The design includes a hydrofoil shaped skeg, welded steel construction, wing tanks, and ice belting. It is powered by two 12-cylinder, Caterpillar 3612 DITA diesel engines. This tug is currently on familiar ground — it was built by Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in 1999, and is undergoing maintenance work in the shipyard now.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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