Hello Spike & mxdata,
The former "Bumblebee" is indeed for sale by Eastern Towboat Corporation (617-567-5299), Doug DellaPorta, proprietor, and a close friend of mine. Her original name is still very visible at close range, welded into the bulwarks on either side of the stern. She is in excellent structural condition, and is the most heavily-constructed harbor tug I have ever seen. Her 16-278A Cleveland engine is largely intact. The main generator and motor (she is diesel-electric) were removed and rebuilt by the Cross Harbor Railroad, and Eastern Towboat is in possesion of these items. Cosmetically, she is in tough shape, and she suffered greatly from vandalism while "stored" inactive. Doug is offering her for conversion to a houseboat, which would be a wonderful use. Her engine-room is enormous, even with the engine still there! It is not a project for the faint-of-heart, or for one without adequate funds. This is a big and expensive job, but the result would be a genuinely unique living-space. I hope that the right person comes along to make this a reality.
Alan Marsh, President, Boston Railway Terminal Corporation