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STEVE E. BRYAN
Pictured as: the Loree Eckstein (Marquette Transportation) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1972, by Jeffboat Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana (hull #2293) as the Wilbur Mills for American Commercial Lines Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

In 2010, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Loree Eckstein.

In 2016, the Marquette Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Steven E. Bryan.

Powered by three, Tier II compliant, EMD-12-710G7C-T2 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.345:1. Turning three, 110(in) by 105(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a triple screw towboat, rated at 9,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, John Deere 6081 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 96,504 gallons of fuel, and 2,560 gallons of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: STEVE E. BRYAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 537294
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDF4388
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2293
  • Ship Builder: Jeffboat, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Length: 180
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 52
  • Gross Tonnage: 1155
  • Net Tonnage: 785
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC
    150 BALLARD CIRCLE
    PADUCAH, KY 42001
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    WILBUR MILLS, LOREE ECKSTEIN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    AMERICAN COMMERCIAL LINES LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC