The Charles Ward Engineering Works, Charleston, W.Va., was a pioneer in the advent of the screw propeller as a means of providing thrust to towing vessels. The James Rumsey, built… Read More
Boats & Barges
The latest inland marine industry news involving new-construction and refurbished towboats, passenger vessels, ferries, dredges and other inland river boats. Towboat christenings and recent innovations in towboat design are also featured.
The 107-year-old Belle of Louisville is back steaming down the Ohio River, but the boat’s operators say that without $4.1 million in additional funding over the next five years, continued… Read More
Bayou La Batre, Ala.-based Master Marine Inc. has delivered the mv. Rock Solid to Plimsoll Marine, a Cooper Group company that provides fleeting and barge services on the Lower Mississippi… Read More
While the pace has slowed somewhat due to COVID-19, construction of the 11 boats that are being built at Steiner Shipyard for Florida Marine Transporters (FMT) is “progressing as expected,”… Read More
Nichols Boat Company, Greenville, Miss., currently has under construction a 120- by 34- by 11-foot, twin-screw towboat designed by Farrell & Norton Naval Architects. The retractable-pilothouse boat will have 3,400… Read More