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GARY J. EYMARD
Pictured as: the Lucy H. (New York Marine Highway) Photo by: Larry Seney

Built in 1980, by Eymard and Sons Shipyard of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #14) as the Gary J. Eymard for the Louis Eymard Towing Company of Marrero, Louisiana.

In 1986, the tug was acquired by the Warrior River Towing Company of Mobile, Alabama. Where she was renamed as the Christopher D.

In 1987, she was acquired by the Scott Paper Company of Saraland, Alabama. Where the tug was renamed as the Eagle.

In 1996, the tug was acquired by the Kimberly Clark Corporation of Mobile, Alabama, Where she retained her name.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Cooper Marine and Timberlands Corporation of Mobile, Alabama. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2000, the tug was acquired by the Double Eagle Marine company of New Iberia, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Miss Tammy.

In 2004, the Double Eagle Marine Company renamed the tug was the Mr. Lane.

In 2010, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 2013, she was acquired by the General Electric Company of Albany, New York. Where she was renamed as the HR Beaver. And, she was rebuilt with a retractable pilothouse.

In 2016, the tug was acquired by the New York State Marine Highway Transportation Company of Troy, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Lucy H.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GARY J. EYMARD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 617694
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCZ7316
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 14
  • Ship Builder: EYMARD & SONS S/Y INC
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 52.3
  • Hailing Port: TROY, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 88
  • Net Tonnage: 60
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gary J. Eymard, Christopher D., EAGLE, MISS TAMMY, MR. LANE, HR BEAVER, HR BEAVER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Louis Eymard Towing Co., Inc., Warrior River Towing Co., Scott Paper Co., Kimberly Clark Corp., Cooper Marine and Timberlands Corp., DOUBLE EAGLE MARINE LLC, CROSBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, NEW YORK STATE MARINE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION LLC