Balehi Marine, Lacombe LA

Most recent update: April 25, 2016.


Balehi Marine was founded in 1975 by David P. Levy, a graduate of the US Naval Academy who had worked at Equitable Equipment for 30 years.  The company was unusual in that Levy, although the owner, filled the position of VP Engineering.  In addition, although small, they built boats in steel, aluminum and fiberglass: this apparently gave them the flexibility to survive the downturn of the 1980s but they closed in 1992.  The yard even had an unusual location, way up Lacombe Bayou, north of Slidell, miles from a navigable waterway: see the site from the air on Google here.  There appear to be several gaps in the table below: if anyone can fill any of them, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
1 573204 Michelle Bourg RLB Boat Co. Towboat 78 1976 Later Heather Lynne, Swamp Eagle, Delta Dove, now Bayou Power
2 580886 Clearwater Eagle Quest Marine Fishing 185 1977 Later Skagit Eagle
3 578192 Shannon Bourg RLB Boat Co. Towboat 78 1976 Later Lois J, Captain Fuji
4-6            
7 586978 Susan Bourg RLB Boat Co. Towboat 78 1977 Later Capt. Webster, Miss Diana
8 588043 Emily Bourg RLB Boat Co. Towboat 78 1977 Later Lois Marie
9-12            
13 596326 Sidney Bourg RLB Boat Co. Towboat 85 1978 Later Palomino
14 597281 Mary Bourg RLB Boat Co. Towboat 85 1978 Later Compass Point
15            
16 604219 Miss Melowae Kurt Crosby, Inc. Towboat 55 1979 Later Mr. Farrell, to Nigeria 2005
17 606195 Allison Marie Thompson Towing Towboat 55 1979 Later Robert Henry, Kimberly Ann, Janet E
18 603126 Lady June E.B.B. Co. Crewboat 154 1979 Later f/v Diligence, active
19 606708 Lady Blackie E.B.B. Co. Crewboat 154 1979 Later f/v, sank in Alaska 2007
20-22            
  625320 Sarah Bourg RLB Boat Co. Towboat 78 1980 Later Ginger C, Hampshire
23 623194 R. L. Bourg, Jr. RLB Boat Co. Towboat 115 1980 Later Dixie Voyager, Cameron Blair
24 612966 Lois Pawg Pawg Marine Towboat 85 1979 Later Gabriel
25 615187 Delores Pawg Pawg Marine Towboat 85 1979 Later Belle Watling, now Victor J. Curole
  617962 Percheron Clydesdale Corp. Towboat 85 1980 Later f/v St. Peter Nguyen, Four Princesses, now Lady Lavang
27 620428 Kathy Pawg   Pawg Marine Towboat 85 1980 Active
28 621264 Mefas Adventurer Mefas Corporation Passenger 99 1980 NLD
29 638135 Seelos Don Mulco, Inc. Towboat 86 1981 Later Mustang, now Danielle
  637903 Charlotte T Thompson Marine Towboat 86 1981 Now Edith
30-33            
34 625224 Ellen Monteiro Seabreeze Towing Towboat 78 1980 Later Aqua Eagle, now Delta Dorado
35 626770 Capt. C. R. Monteiro Aries Boat Co. Towboat 78 1980 Later Emerald Eagle, Delta Tuna, Logan
36 634640 Romen I Romen Marine Towboat 78 1981 NLD
37 628726 Captain Ron L Vulcan Materials Towboat 85 1980 Active
38 641470 Pocono Scott Chotin, Inc. Towboat 262 1981 Later Kenneth E. New, now L. C. Williams
39 643918 Pebble Beach   Scott Chotin, Inc. Towboat 262 1981 Active
40 630819 Rebecca Monteiro Seabreeze Towing Towboat 85 1981 Later Swift Eagle, now Delta Eagle
41 631835 Margaret B. Monteiro Aries Boat Co. Towboat 85 1981 Now CSS Chicora
42 638616 Lane Thomas Thomas & Thomas Towboat 154 1981 Now Nueces
43 641607 Bailey Thomas Thomas & Thomas Towboat 154 1981 Later Compass Watch, Miss Jennifer Ann, now Sandra J. Banta
44 647616 David Neville Ra-Bo Co. Towboat 184 1982 Later Dixie Trader, now Lincoln L
45 642983 Chris L Lomasney Boat Co. Towboat 69 1981 Later Karla G, now M/V Monskie
46 648694 Nonnie Thomas & Thomas Towboat 154 1982 Now Neches
47 689156 Torah Parker Drilling Passenger 29 1985 Active
48 645057 RLB 1 Mobro Marine Deck Barge 199 1982 NLD
49-55            
56 689157 Lake Charles Conoco Shipping Tug 193 1985 Active
57 971260 Choctaw Conoco Shipping Tug 141 1991 Active
58            
59            
60 673487 Shannon James T. L. James, Inc. Tug 32 1984 Now Pelican State
61 673488 Staci James   T. L. James, Inc. Tug 32 1984 Later Bay State, now Little Brutus
62 678984 Miss Jean T. L. James, Inc. Tug 32 1985 Now First State
63 684588 Shai James   T. L. James, Inc. Tug 24 1985 Active
64-75            
1050984 Buxton, Jr. North Carolina DoT Tug 28 1984 Active
1059097 Dare North Carolina DoT Tug 13 1984 Active
1030359 BT-195   Deck Barge 33 1985 Now G.L. 160
1030360 BT-196   Deck Barge 33 1985 Now G.L. 161
    Pelican Martin Marietta Utility Boat   1985 Active
76 975801 Jeanne James   T. L. James, Inc. Tug 40 1991 Now Diane B
77 975800 Sally James   T. L. James, Inc. Tug 40 1991 Now Michael T
78 980761 Jennifer Bean   Bean Dredging Tug 31 1992 Now North Star State