Mascoutin, 1921

Feb. 14, 2021

Mascoutin, 1921

ex-USSB tug Pylos

An Indian tribe also known as the Fire Nation; they appear to have entered Wisconsin after 1600 under pressure from the Iroquois, and left or intermarried with other nations by about 1720.

Cutter History:

The Mascoutin was a 869-ton steam-powered tug that was acquired by the Coast Guard in 1921.  She was commissioned on 17 December of that year and was based out of Norfolk, Virginia.  She remained in service until 1936.


Donald Canney.  U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

U.S. Coast Guard.  Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).