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SUSAN CROSBY (1978)
Pictured as: the Lil Al Cenac (Caillou Island Towing) Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built as 1978, Eymard and Sons Shipyard Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #1) as the Susan Crosby for Crosby Marine Transportation Company Incorporated of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

In 1993, Crosby Marine Transportation renamed the tug as the T. Crosby.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by the Caillou Island Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Lil Al Cenac.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3406 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW Cummins generator sets. The tug's capacities are 8,000 gallons of fuel, 100 gallons of lube oil, and 6,000 gallons of water.


  • Vessel Name: SUSAN CROSBY (1978)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 593150
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2764
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: Eymard & Sons Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 52
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 78
  • Net Tonnage: 53
  • Owner:
    LIL AL'S TOWING, INC.
    154 CAILLOU ISLAND CT
    P O BOX 2568
    HOUMA
    LA, UNITED STATES 70361
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Susan Crosby, T. Crosby, LIL AL CENAC
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Crosby & Son Towing Inc., T. J. Crosby Inc., LIL AL'S TOWING, INC.