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ALLIGATOR
Pictured as: the Big Eddie (Crosby Marine Transportation) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1983, by Eastern Marine Incorporated of Panama City, Florida (hull #75) as the the Alligator for the Florida Barge Lines Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 2000, the tug was acquired by Empty Barge Lines Incorporated of Orange, Texas. And operated by Maryland Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, she was acquired by Higman Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2010, the tug was acquired by Double Eagle Marine Incorporated of New Iberia, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mighty Eagle.

In 2012, she was acquired the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Big Eddie.

Re powered in 2011, she is driven by two, Mitsubishi S12A2 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at ratio of 6.18:1. Turning two, fixed pitch, stainless steel, propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated ar 1,118 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW Iveco generator sets. The tug's capacities are 15,546 gallons of fuel, 210 gallons of lube oil, and 6,500 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: ALLIGATOR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 65637400
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCZ8353
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 75
  • Ship Builder: EASTERN MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 66
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 167
  • Net Tonnage: 114
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ALLIGATOR, ALLIGATOR, MIGHTY EAGLE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Florida Barge Lines Inc., EMPTY BARGE LINES INC, DOUBLE EAGLE MARINE LLC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC