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LAWSON W. HAMILTON, JR.
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Built in 1976, by the Dravo Corporation of Neville Island, Pennsylvania (hull #6377) as the A.W. Mulzer for the Mulzer Crushed Stone Company of Tell City, Illinois.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Madison Coal and Supply Company of Charleston, West Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Morris Harvey.

In 2010, the Madison Coal and Supply Company, become Amherst Madison Incorporated of Charleston, West Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Lawson W. Hamilton Jr.

Repowered in 1982. She is driven by two Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. She is twin screw pushboat, rated at 2,200 horsepower.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: LAWSON W. HAMILTON, JR.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 576869
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE2126
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6377
  • Ship Builder: DRAVO CORP
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 81.5
  • Hailing Port: CHARLESTON, WV.
  • Hull Depth: 7.8
  • Hull Breadth: 27.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 226
  • Net Tonnage: 153
  • Owner:
    AMHERST MADISON INC
    2 PORT AMHERST DRIVE
    CHARLESTON, WV 25306
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    A.W. MULZER, MORRIS HARVEY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Mulzer Crushed Stone, MADISON COAL AND SUPPLY COMPANY INC, AMHERST MADISON INC