RAYCO Shipbuilders, Bourg LA

Most recent update: August 12, 2014.


Rayco Shipbuilders & Repairers was started by Ray Acosta in 1966 and closed in 1985.  The yard was on the GIWW, on Deroche Avenue, immediately opposite Main Iron Works: it is now used by Weeks Marine.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
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2            
  507045 Raging Cajun Martin Marietta Minerals Towboat 54 1967 Now Trilby
3 510883 Sharon Gail    Sharon-Gail, Inc. Towboat 95 1967 Active
4            
5 518372 Mate Marine Towing Towboat 93 1968 Now Capt. Frank Stallings
6 523225 C 3 A & A Marine Equipment Towboat 43 1969 Active
7 523226 C 4 A & A Marine Equipment Towboat 43 1969 Active
8 523974 Nolan    Martin Marietta Minerals Towboat 93 1970 Now Constitution
9 Corina Callais & Loumiet Towing Towboat 83 1970 Now Joey John
10 526134 Apollo L L & G Construction Towboat 46 1970 Now Uncle Moon
11 527969 Norman C. Gautier Gautier Harbor Service Towboat 96 1970 Now Cajun Hustler
  528663 Capt. Anthony Bertucci Construction Towboat 96 1970 Now Miss Kayla
12            
13            
14 529437 C 7 A & A Marine Equipment Towboat 26 1970 Now Rhonda Lynn
15 530856 American Wren   Sause Bros. Tug 96 1971 Now Arapaho
16 531666 Karche    Joseph K. Anticich Towboat 106 1971 Active
17            
18            
19 534914 Capt. Mack   Bertucci Construction Towboat 63 1971 Active
20 536019 Robert H. Brown  Ingram Barge Co. Towboat 96 1971 Active
21 539038 Kerry Marine Towing Towboat 67 1972 Now Brown Canal
22            
23 537970 Mr. Darrell Stephen J. Lapeyrouse Towboat 52 1971 Now Miss Emily
24? 540391 Anita Domino   McKinney Towing Towboat 102 1972 Now Timothy James Carl
25? 542542 Angeline    Illinois Barge Line Towboat 102 1972 Active
26 544695 Hiawatha    Stepper Towing Towboat 102 1972 Active
27 545297 H. G. DeWeese Olympus Term. & Tpt. Towboat 114 1973 Now Uncle John
28? 546450 Doc One DeWeese Towing Towboat 102 1973 Now Gold Star
29? 548470 Itasca    Twin City Barge & Towing Towboat 116 1973 Active
30? 549416 Pixie Rose   Agri-Trans Corp. Towboat 114 1973 Active
31 550220 A. J. Morris Ingram Barge Co. Towboat 102 1973 Active
 32? 551553 Doc Two DeWeese Towing Towboat 153 1973 Now Scarlet Gem
33 552825 Melissa G Melissa G Towing Towboat 103 1973 Now War Admiral
34? 553040 Capt. Frank Illinois Barge Line Towboat 85 1973 Now T. E. Ragsdale 
35 554619 Maerine D James Marine Towing Towboat 106 1974 Now Scott Quest
36 555706 Mr. Lane Lane Towing Towboat 137 1974 Now Francis
37? 561502 Abbie C PCS Phosphates Tug 240 1974 Now Beaufort Belle
38 558026 Theresa Ann   V & J Marine Service Towboat 69 1974 Active
39 559879 St. Paul   V & J Marine Service Towboat 69 1974 Active
40 562584 Capt. Anthony Bertucci Construction Towboat 147 1974 Now Lady Midge
41 563295 Frances A Illinois Barge Line Towboat 223 1975 Now Steve A. McKinney
42 566405 Mr. Fern Central Towing Towboat 112 1975 Now Celeste McKinney
43 567431 Jennifer    Stepper Towing Towboat 112 1975 Active
44 569642 Ronald LeCompte   Wood Towing Towboat 112 1976 Active
45 569641 Harold Ancar   Wood Towing Towboat 131 1976 Active
46 570985 Chuckie Cheramie Manny J. Cheramie Towboat 116 1976 Now Basin Endeavor
47 573052 St. Jude Stepper Towing Towboat 116 1976 Now Custom
48 571758 Mary Burke Eagle Marine Industries Towboat 170 1976 Now Jackie Sue
49? 575327 Nancy Allen   Eagle Marine Industries Towboat 170 1976 Active
50 577755 Fuel Leader   John W. Stone Towboat 119 1976 Active
51            
52 578502 Escambia    Hollywood Marine Towboat 138 1976 Active
53 581103 Norma Reeves Reeves Marine Service Towboat 84 1977 Now Creole Spirit
54 586238 Herndon R   Tenn-Tom Towing Towboat 147 1977 Active
  582612 Gibby III Compass Towing Towboat 170 1977 Now Margaret
55            
56            
57 588836 Virginia    Sela Towing Towboat 82 1977 Active
58 590031 Orba Orba Corp. Towboat 72 1977 Now J. R. Nicholls
59 589995 Pic Tenn-Tom Towing Tug 110 1978 Active
60 590975 Audrey Heckman Catenary Coal Towboat 101 1978 Active 
61 593843 Margaret C. Barker Barker Marine Towboat 99 1978 Now Buchanan 15
62 594908 Creole Lisa Hollywood Marine Tug 72 1978 Now David L. Curole
63 598841 Douglas B. Mackie Lake Michigan Cont. Tug 98 1978 Now HMS Liberty
64 600327 Creole Janice Hollywood Marine Tug 72 1978 Now Delta Pelican
65 601230 L. B. Edgin  Ingram Barge Co. Towboat 181 1979 Active
66 602928 Barbara    Sela Towing Towboat 82 1979 Active
67 609007 Bayou Babe Weeks Marine Tug 86 1979 Now Virginia
68? 611088 White Angel   Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat 110 1979 Active
69 616340 Bayou Bull Odyssea Vessels Tug 93 1980 Now Crosby Leader
70            
71 614064 Crystal Lady Ritchie Towing Towboat 134 1979 Now South Wind
  614295 T. Scott Louisiana Bateau Tug 69 1979 Now Delta Teal
74 623959 Shelley    Overseas Fleeting Towboat 138 1980 Active
  626198 Robert    Plimsoll Marine Towboat 82 1980 Active
76 625680 Sea Coast  Dann Marine Tug 94 1980 Active
77 628317 Harvey Renegade   Guidry Bros. Towing Towboat 140 1980 Now Crosby Renegade
78 629630 Abby-C Compass Towing Towboat 165 1980 Now Miss Ashley Christine
79 633999 Judy Alario Alario Towing Tug 82 1981 Now Miss Laurie
80 629989 Barbara Ann Bertucci Construction Towboat 128 1980 Now Aaron Vizier
81 632777 Baroid  111  Dresser Industries Towboat 123 1981 Active
82 635747 Chronicle Velvet Marine Systems Towboat 168 1981 Now Capt. Ronnie Payne
83 636149 Miss Barbara Francoeur Marine Tug 98 1981 Now Sea Eagle
84? 638560 Mr. Joshua Salvor, Inc. Towboat 101 1981 Now Valerie B
85 638713 Brooke    Tenn-Tom Towing Towboat 146 1981 Active
86 640909 Stacey Grace Inland Push Boat Service Towboat 91 1981 Now Provider
87 642125 Olga G. Stone  John W. Stone Towboat 129 1981 Active
88 643266 Loridia Dufrene Cheramie Marine Towboat 203 1981 Now Johnny Sr
89 645230 Quenames Waterways Towing Tug 85 1982 Active
90 646543 McCormack Boys Great Lakes Dredge Tug 85 1982 Active
91? 648881 Moose    Stepper Towing Towboat 113 1982 Active
92? 657662 Joe Cain   Scott Paper Towboat 261 1983 Active
93? 659664 Thomas B. McCabe  Scott Paper Towboat 221 1983 Now Ashleigh
94 665626 Franklin Reinauer Reinauer Transportation Tug 197 1984 Active
95            
96            
97 693109 T. H. Kelly  Scott Paper Towboat 236 1985 Active