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GINNY HOWELL
Pictured as: the Ginny Howell (Marquette Transportation) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1973, by Avondale Shipyards Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #2270) as Ginny Howell for the Electro-Coal Transfer Corporation of Davant, Louisiana

In 2002, the Electro-Coal Transfer Corporation became the TECO Barge Line Incorporated Metropolis, Illinois. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, she was acquired by the Ingram Barge Company of Nashville, Tennessee. Where the tug retained her name.

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

Powered by two, Caterpillar D379TA diesel engines. With Caterpillar reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.95:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated 1,020 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GINNY HOWELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 05519490
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG6315
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2270
  • Ship Builder: Avondale Shipyards Inc.
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 61
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 97
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    TECO BULK TERMINAL LLC, U.S. UNITED BULK TERMINAL LLC, US UNITED BARGE LINE LLC, INGRAM BARGE COMPANY, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY GULF INLAND LLC