Big River Shipbuilding, Vicksburg MS

Most recent update: May 14, 2014.


Big River Shipbuilding was started by Thomas Golding in 1965, on Port Terminal Circle, but switched to being an operating company, Ole Man River Towing, in about 1969 and gave up new construction in 1971.  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
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
4 508658 Richland   Fishboat 190 154 1967 Now Legend
5 509856 Ayrshire Twenty Grand Marine Tug 84 67 1967 Later Mr. Bryan, now Delta Ruler
7 511615 Silver City Vicksburg Towing Towboat  183 76 1968 Now J. O. Bradford
  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 Harrah's Lake Charles Tug 114 62 1969 Later Farrel L, now Capt Ken
19 522028 Normande   Tug 114 62 1969 Later Uncle Albert
21 526874 Martha May   Ole Man River Towing Towboat  375 103 1970 Now Louie Leone
22 524541 OMR 1570B  Ole Man River Towing Tank Barge 846 150 1970 Active
  528727 Miss Bissy JANTRAN 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 Active
33 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, now Neva Belle