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VERNE DICHARRY JR.
Pictured as: the Mr. Farrel (Crosby Marine Transportation) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1980, by the Luis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #87) as the Sand Dollar for Sand Dollar Marine Incorporated of Foley, Alabama.

In 1984, Sand Dollar Marine Incorporated renamed the tug as the Verne Dicharry Jr.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by Bollinger Gulf Repair Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the renamed as Lil' Ray.

In 2005, she was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mr. Farrel.

In 2019, the tug was acquired by the DMC Towing Company of Lafitte, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Lady Michelle.

Rebuilt in 2009, she is powered by two, Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 15,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 5,000 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: VERNE DICHARRY JR.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 621265
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 87
  • Ship Builder: LOUIS G. ORTIS BOAT CO.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 63
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 137
  • Net Tonnage: 93
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Sand Dollar, VERNE DICHARRY, JR, LIL' RAY, MR. FARREL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sand Dollar Marine Inc., BOLLINGER GULF REPAIR LLC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC