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BEVERLY ANN
Pictured as: the Joshua David Esper (Marquette) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1974, by Mainstream Shipyards Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #7457) as the Beverly Ann for the Alter Barge Line Incorporated of Wynne, Arkansas.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by Tennessee Valley Towing Incorporated of Paducah, Kentucky. Where she was renamed as the Lillie Gail.

In 2006, she was acquired by James Transportation Incorporated of Paducah, Kentucky. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Joshua David Esper.

Powered by three, EMD-12-645E7B-1042 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.48:1. Turning three, stainless steel, Avdl 100(in) by 106.4(in), fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a triple screw towboat, rated at 6,300 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, John Deere 6081 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 101,760 gallons of fuel, and 2,177 gallons of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: BEVERLY ANN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 558551
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Limited Coastwise Under Charter to Citizen Fishing
  • Call Sign: WDD8059
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 7457
  • Ship Builder: Mainstream Shipyards Inc.
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 139.6
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 45
  • Gross Tonnage: 681
  • Net Tonnage: 463
  • Owner:
    PACIFIC WESTERN BANK
    30 S WACKER DRIVE 35TH FL
    CHICAGO, IL 60606
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    BEVERLY ANN, LILLIE GAIL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    RIVERBOAT CHARTERING CO L C, TENNESSEE VALLEY TOWING INC, JAMES TRANSPORTATION LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC, GATX THIRD AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, GATX THIRD AIRCRAFT LLC, PACIFIC WESTERN BANK