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William E. Strait #270550 Length 200 feet - Breadth 45 feet - Twin screw towboat Built 1955 by Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA. (Additional Information Below Picture)
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GM 20-645E7B diesels, repowered 1982, 7200 hp. Falk red. 5.033:1. Kort nozzles. Originally A. D. Haynes II, owned by The Valley Line Co., St. Louis, MO. Burned near Rosedale, MS 5/8/1956; rebuilt by Dravo Corp. 1956. Sold to American Commercial Barge Line Co., Jeffersonville, IN 6/1992. Sold to American Boat Co., Granite City, IL 12/1998. Leased to Memco Barge Line, Inc., Chesterfield, MO 11/2004, renamed Hank Tulodzieski 1/2005. Firm became AEP River Operations LLC, Chesterfield, MO in 2008. Sold to Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc., Paducah, KY, renamed William E. Strait 6/2012.