Miss Ellie

Motor Vessel Miss Ellie (ex-Pacific Hunter, ex-USCG Ewing (WC-137) is a 125’ former US Coast Guard Patrol boat. She was built in 1927, re-engined in 1942, 1959 and again in 2008. She has been lovling restored and modernised.

The Active class were built by American Brown Boveri Electric Corporation at Camden, New Jersey. The Active’s were designed for trailing “mother ships” that supported the smuggling boats of “rum-runners” during Prohibition.

Radio Call sign: Whiskey Charles Seria One Three Seven
Home Port: Kemah, Texas
Colors: White hull, beige Superstructure. Gunwhales are topped in black. Deck is hazegreay nonskid

Joe Miller is the owner and she is his home as well as his hobbie.

Joe’s Upgrades include:
  • Replaced all the windows and portholes with 1 inch double laminated lexan
  • Replaced the two center square windows on the bridge with one large rectangle window to improve visability
  • Gutted the engines, replaced with a AIP Regen PEM Fuel Cell system, bunkerage was converted to batery racks
  • Installed solar pannels on the stack
  • Installed a Vertical Wind Turbine on the main mast
  • Installed a Sat Dish on servos
  • Installed intercom in every compartment, Fordeck and fantail
  • Installed two remote controled 22x zoom hi-def color/BW video cameras, in housing on mast
  • 15000w back-up diseal Gen set
  • Installed laundry machines
  • Installed an inflatable canister life raft
  • INS with auto pilot
  • GPS with hand held back up GPS
  • New Spery navagation/weather radar
  • LP eletrical air compressor
  • Upgraded fresh water condensors
  • Wave guide and wireless networking
  • Server, cat 6 cables to each compartment, Laptops in all statrooms, berthing
  • Computers in mess decks, lounge, bridge, and engine room
  • New insulation through out
  • 100% replacement plumbing
  • Engine Telegraph has been replaced by electronic controls
  • The Crane has been recertified to 6 tons
  • Convereted the upper engine room into additional cabins
  • Converted the crew berthing into a lounge
  • Installed watertight storage box in front of superstructure
  • Installed bait tanks on main deck aft of superstructure
  • Converted Wardroom/Office into a double cabin
  • Installed 3 Gun Safes

In the early 60’s

Deck plans as modified

Before Joe bought her

A sister ship, the USCG McClain

Miss Ellie

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