Walker Boat Yard, Paducah KY

Most recent update: June 18, 2014.


Walker Boat Yard, a major barge maintenance and repair facility that occasionally built towboats, was started by Paul Walker in 1945 and sold to Ingram Barge in 1985.  It was acquired from Ingram by James Marine in 1995 and is still going strong in the maintenance and repair business.  See it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Built Disposition
  253982 Riegal   Towboat  30 1947 Later Tripple R, Little Jake, NLD
  259069 Sisco S. Illinois Sand Towboat  27 1948 Now M/V Sisco   
  258041 Kenneth James Hickman Ferry Towboat  33 1949 Now Karl R
  258042 Hickman Hickman Ferry Ferry Barge 52 1949 Now The Danville Faxon
  259151 Pachoud Serodino, Inc. Towboat  30 1949 Now O-Kan Express
  260936 Karen M Missouri River Sand Towboat  23 1950 Later Joanne, Mister Ed, now Miss Melba
  261882 Marilu Guntersville Marine Towboat  23 1951 Now Capt. Curly 
  262850 Lucy Lattus Hickman Ferry Towboat  25 1951 Now Sir Joseph
  263441 Mary E Hardesty & Son Towboat  13 1952 Now Little Boone
  263442 Boone No. 8 Anderson Ferry Ferry Barge 57 1952 Active
  266850 David Z Cave In Rock Ferry Ferry Barge 52 1953 Active
  268212 Kathy Z Cave In Rock Ferry Towboat    1955 Active
54 269794 Thunderbird Walker's Midstream Towboat  33 1955 Later Frank H, now M/V Jack Dwyer
59 279759 Jitterbug Walker Boat Yard Towboat  20 1959 Later Bill Long, abandoned 2012
60 282837 Becky D Cave In Rock Ferry Towboat  24 1960 Active
61 285900 Jeannie Reed Terminal Co. Towboat  17 1961 Active
  288530 Danny L Lonnie Ray Lewis Ferry Barge 88 1962 Active
  502310 Green River Gal Robert F. Stainback Towboat  71 1966 Later Ethel Lord, now Mister Lew
  505065 Long John Solutia, Inc. Towboat  35 1966 NLD
66 506313 Candy H Cave In Rock Ferry Towboat  27 1966 Later Ida L, now Loni-Jo
67 511651 Andy Trinity Industries Towboat  35 1967 Active
75 518543 The Big Rivers Big Rivers Electric Towboat  43 1969 Active
  570200 Little Ned Reed Terminal Co. Towboat  16 1975 Active
76 574445 Jeffrey J Walker's Midstream Towboat  61 1976 Active
  930520 Spirit of Peoria The Boat Works Excursion Boat  97 1988 Active