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Photos: Historic 114-year-old war veteran tugboat for sale in Vancouver

The boat was used in World War II and was rumoured to be a rum runner during the Prohibition.

Want to live on a veteran boat? 

Atlas is a 114-year-old tugboat that took part in a number of historic events, and it's currently selling for $99,000

The 50-foot boat was built in 1909 in Harper, Washington, and got its name as the flagship of Atlas Gas Engine Company, an American producer of gasoline engines for boats. Atlas was one of the first gasoline powered tugboats in the Pacific Northwest.

Over its lifetime, the tugboat hauled barges of bricks and, according to hearsay, was a rum runner during the Prohibition.

The vessel also recovered the historic Coleman clock in Seattle's town square. The clock was previously located at the ferry deck until a collision with a large cruiser in 1914 broke it off and sent it floating away into the ocean. Atlas found the clock and towed it back to shore. 

The tugboat was later conscripted by the U.S. Navy during World War II. It's still powered by a Buda engine from the war. 

After the war, Atlas was sold back to the previous owner and underwent a complete restoration while in Port Townsend before being purchased by its current owners in Vancouver. 

In 2018, the tugboat was refit with new ribs, planking, electronics, hydraulics, plumbing, along with a Furuno Radar, depth sounder, chart plotter, and autopilot. 

It is currently used as a training vessel and mothership for Vancouver boat tour agency Atlas 1909 Adventures.