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TRAVELER
Pictured as: the Traveler (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Photo by: Gabriel Bedo

Built in 1967, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #189) as the Traveler for Albert E. Magill Jr. of Houston, Texas.

In 1970, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Dixie Traveler.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2018, the Kirby Corporation renamed the tug as Traveler.

Powered by two, Volvo D12 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.16:1. She is a twin screw, towboat rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: TRAVELER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5088220
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WX9011
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 189
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 60.3
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 108
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Traveler
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Albert E. Magill Jr., Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP