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MARLIE CENAC
Pictured as: the Marlie Price (Amherst-Madison) Photo by: Amherst-Madison Inc.

Built in 1953, by St. Louis Shipbuilding of St. Louis, Missouri as the J.W. Rose for the Rose Barge Line Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1961, she was rebuilt with a retractable wheelhouse.

In 1964, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Kristina H.

In 1966, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed the as the Emma V.

In 1988, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Crystal King.

In 1993, she was acquired by the Midwest Material Company of Perry, Ohio. Where she was renamed as the Midwest.

In 2003, the tug was placed out of service.

In 2007, she was acquired by the Madison Coal and Supply Company of Charleston, West Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Marlie Price. And, rebuilt as a conventional towboat.

In 2010, the Madison Coal and Supply Company, become Amherst Madison Incorporated of Charleston, West Virginia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2014, she was acquired by the Cenac Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Marlie Cenac.

Powered by two Cummins KTA38-M1 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. With kort nozzles, the tug is a twin screw pushboat. Rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARLIE CENAC
  • USCG Doc. No.: 266269
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE2166
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: ST LOUIS SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Length: 83
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 7.7
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 169
  • Net Tonnage: 114
  • Owner:
    CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC
    742 HIGHWAY 182 PO BOX 2617
    HOUMA, LA 70361
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    J. W. Rose, Kristina H., EMMA V., CRYSTAL KING, MIDWEST, MARLIE PRICE, MARLIE PRICE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Rose Barge Line Inc., MIDWEST MATERIAL COMPANY, MADISON COAL AND SUPPLY COMPANY INC, AMHERST MADISON INC, AMHERST MADISON INC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC, CENAC MARINE SERVICES LLC