Big River Shipbuilding, Vicksburg MS

(and other Shipbuilders in Vicksburg MS)

Most recent update: July 5, 2018.


Thomas Golding started Big River Shipbuilding in 1965, on Port Terminal Circle, but sold it to Marathon in 1971, in order to concentrate on being an operating company.  In addition to this yard, there have been several other, smaller, builders in Vicksburg.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in this table, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com  

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Built by Big River Shipbuilding
1 506069 Guernsey Twenty Grand Marine Tug 123 62 1966 Now Marine Diamond
  506969 George H. Martin Vicksburg Mid-River Towboat  104 67 1967 Later Dotty Fredeman, Phyllis, Christy Talen, now Rachel Shannon
  506973 Belzoni Mo. River Barge Lines Towboat 360 104 1967 NLD
4 508658 Richland Tidewater Venice Inc. Tug 190 142 1967 Later Legend, NLD
5 509856 Ayrshire Twenty Grand Marine Tug 123 62 1967 Later Mr. Bryan, now Delta Ruler
  511344 Rosa Odis Lowery Sr. Towboat 15 37 1967  
7 511615 Silver City Drake Towing Towboat  183 76 1967 Now J. O. Bradford
  512192 Lincoln Tidewater Venice Inc. Tug 285 146 1968  
  516188 Larrayne Andress Big Valley Towing Towboat  298 92 1968 Later Jennie Dehmer, now Kristi P. Smith
  516988 Vicki Jane Big Valley Towing Towboat  57 47 1968 Later Michael L, Jared C, Mystery Lady, Lindsey K, now Lucky Pal
18 522027 Dexter Tidewater Venice Inc. Tug 114 62 1969 Later Farrel L, Capt Ken, NLD
19 522028 Normande Tidewater Venice Inc. Tug 114 62 1969 Later Uncle Albert, NLD
20 522044 Barge BR-4   Freight Barge 209 120 1969 NLD
  522045 Barge BR-5   Freight Barge 209 120 1969 NLD
21 526874 Martha May   Ole Man River Towing Towboat  375 103 1970 Now Louie Leone
22 524541 Levi Ole Man River Towing Tank Barge 846 150 1970 Later OMR 1570B, NLD
      Corps of Engineers Deck Barge     1969 NLD
      Corps of Engineers Deck Barge     1969 NLD
      Corps of Engineers Deck Barge     1969 NLD
      Corps of Engineers Deck Barge     1969 NLD
      Corps of Engineers Deck Barge     1969 NLD
  528727 Miss Bissy Clay Carter Towboat  29 40 1970 Now Ellie
29 528928 Galloway Tidewater Marine Tug 114 65 1970 Later Copasaw, Proud Eagle, now Delta Buck
30 528929 Garonne   Tidewater Marine Tug 114 65 1970 NLD
                 
32 530656 MM 3 Magnolia Marine Tank Barge 1,054 196 1971 Later Creole 3, NLD
  531689 Hal D. Miller  Magnolia Marine Towboat  375 103 1971 Now Linda Taylor
  531994 Steve Golding River Barges, Inc. Towboat  144 61 1971 Later Nancy Jean, Neva Belle, now Charles Hudson
  534982 Redwood Vicksburg Towing Towboat 439 116 1971 NLD
                 
Built by Marathon Shipbuilding
37 541599 Ste. Genevieve Norman Bros. Tug 167 70 1971 Later Daphne, Landon York, ACCU VIII, now Ste. Genevieve
  536392 BND Barge No. 1 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Freight Barge 221 120 1971 NLD
  536393 BND Barge No. 2 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Freight Barge 221 120 1971 NLD
40 537097 BND Tug No. 1 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Tug 36 43 1972 NLD
  538810 BND DB No. 1 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Freight Barge 543 140 1972 NLD
42 543039 BND Tug No. 2 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Tug 91 60 1972 Active
  543319 BND DB No. 2 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Freight Barge 906 140 1972 NLD
  544472 BND Barge No. 3 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Freight Barge 526 150 1972 NLD
45 548851 John C. Byrd Ole Man River Inv. Tug 486 126 1973 Later Thomas Golding, now Earl Jones
  551590 BND Barge No. 4 Brownsville Nav. Dist. Freight Barge 524 150 1973 NLD
                 
                 
49 557953 Joyce O River Barges, Inc. Tank Barge 1,296 200 1974 NLD
  558719 Tallahatchie Luhr Bros. Tug 549 114 1974 Now Bethany Dawn
Built by Other Shipbuilders in Vicksburg
  259955 Sarah Cate Canal Barge Towboat 173 74 1950 Later Becky Wasson, Polly R, Michelle Martin, NLD
  262140 Carl D Queen City Towing Towboat 140 74 1951 Later Karen Ann, NLD
  264097 Betty Sue M. & M. Towing Towboat 142 74 1952 Built by Jack Tohill, later Ethel Andress, W. A. Lange, now Little Lil
  264359 Jolly Roger W. & W. Towing Towboat 133 74 1952 Built by Vicksburg Marine Ways, later Sora
3 263160 Ouachita Vicksburg Towing Towboat 219 85 1952 Built by Vicksburg Marine Ways, later Frank Banta Jr., NLD
  268126 Kit-Kat   Towboat 61 60 1952 Built by Platte Fisheries, later William J. Junkin, Bubba Clarkson, Ginger M, NLD
  271978 Contact Vicksburg Mid-River Freighter 15 32 1956 NLD
  272679 Yazoo Magnolia Towing Towboat 271 82 1956 NLD
  274473 Barbara P Platte Fisheries Fishing Vsl 8 32 1957 Built by Platte Fisheries, NLD
  274795 Petesey Two Platte Fisheries Fishing Vsl 8 32 1957 Built by Platte Fisheries, NLD
  274942 Ernest Mack M. & M. Towing Towboat 124 60 1957 Built by Vicksburg Marine Ways, now Evelyn Doris
  277944 Martin White Interstate Towing Towboat 15 36 1958  
  290399 Vicksburg Vicksburg Towing Towboat 399 119 1963 Built by Hill City Towing, later Hallelujah Chibb, NLD
1 561281 Ann Gladders Barry Hyken Towboat  245 84 1974 Built by Vicksburg Shipbuilders, later Theresa Noel McKay, Rambler, now Louisiana Belle
  565585 Superstone Ole Man River Towing Towboat  62 47 1975 Built by Vicksburg Shipbuilders, active
3 570524 Nathan Golding Oak Ridge Towing Towboat  126 60 1975 Built by Vicksburg Shipbuilders, now City of Jonesville
4 570241 Petesy Smith Towing Towboat  13 32 1975 Built by Vicksburg Shipbuilders, later Christy, now Wise Fox
1 649127 J. E. Blackburn Yazoo River Towing Towboat  96 66 1982 Built by Platte Fisheries, now Sarah E. Neale