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MISS DORIS

Built in 1975, by Scully Brothers Boat Builders Incorporated of Stephensville, Louisiana (hull #39) as the Sarah E. Thomas for the Marine Expediting Company of Butler, Pennsylvania.

In 1988, the Marine Expediting Company renamed the tug as the Teresa Renee Beesecker.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the K.L.J. Erickson.

In 2007, the Marquette Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Miss Doris.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645E7B/1042-NREC diesel engines. With Masson reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. Turning two, stainless steel, Avdl, 96(in) by 102(in), fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 4,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Cummins 6CTA8.3D generator sets. The tug's capacities are 62,418 gallons of fuel, and 820 gallons of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: MISS DORIS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 569214
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF9499
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 39
  • Ship Builder: SCULLY BROS BOAT BUILDERS
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 109.3
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 10.6
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 480
  • Net Tonnage: 326
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC
    150 BALLARD CIRCLE
    PADUCAH, KY 42001
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SARAH E. THOMAS, TERESA RENEE BEESECKER, KLJ ERICKSON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Marine Expediting Co., IOWA FLEETING SERVICE INC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC