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MITZIE HUGHES
Photo by: The Vane Brothers Company

Built in 1973, at the Terrebonne Shipyard of Houma, Louisiana (hull #1) as the Raven.

The tug was later acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Mitzie Hughes.

Named for Karen "Mitzie" Greenwood Hughes. The Wife of Vane Brothers Company President C. Duff Hughes. The tug transported oil barges along the inter coastal waterways, and Chesapeake Bay. As well as the Ports of Virginia and Baltimore.

In 2005, she was acquired by the Potomac Constructors Company of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Potomac Constructor.

In 2011, the tug was acquired the Cape Romain Contractors Company of Wando, South Carolina. Where the tug was renamed as Cape Romain.

She is a square bow, twin screw, push boat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MITZIE HUGHES
  • USCG Doc. No.: 552445
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYT8416
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: TERREBONNE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 61.1
  • Hailing Port: WANDO, SC.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 21.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 81
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Owner:
    CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED
    660 CAPE ROMAIN ROAD
    WANDO, SC 29492
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    RAVEN, MITZIE HUGHES, POTOMAC CONSTRUCTOR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC, POTOMAC CONSTRUCTORS LLC, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED, CAPE ROMAIN CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED