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PAMELA WEAR
Pictured as: the Marlene Ellis (Marquette Transportation) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1968, by Gulfport Shipbuilding Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #706) as the Pamela Wear for the Mid-South Towing Company of Metropolis, Illinois.

In 2002, the Mid-South Towing Company became the TECO Barge Line Incorporated Metropolis, Illinois. Where the tug was renamed as the Marlene Ellis.

In 2012, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 2017, she was acquired by Yager Materials Incorporated of Owensboro, Kentucky. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2019, she was acquired by Haydon Materials of Battletown, Kentucky. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,250 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PAMELA WEAR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 513942
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE2547
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 706
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING GROUP
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 61
  • Hailing Port: BATTLETOWN, KY.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 101
  • Net Tonnage: 68
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ELECTRA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Mid South Towing Co., US UNITED BULK TERMINAL LLC, U.S. UNITED BULK TERMINAL LLC, TECO BULK TERMINAL LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY GULF INLAND LLC, YAGER MATERIALS LLC