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JESSE B. GUNSTREAM JR.
Pictured as: the Jesse B. Gunstream Jr. (Higman Barge Lines) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2003, by Hope Services Incorporated of DuLac, Louisiana (hull #147) as the Jesse B. Gunstream Jr. for Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 2018, Higman Barge Lines Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JESSE B. GUNSTREAM JR.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1150512
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8983038
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB6583
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 147
  • Ship Builder: Hope Services, Inc.
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Length: 72
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 144
  • Net Tonnage: 115
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    HOPE VI
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HOPE SERVICES INC, MARYLAND MARINE INC, HIGMAN BARGE LINES INC