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MIKE BIRD
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1974, by the Scully Brothers Boat Builders of Stephensport, Louisiana (hull #33) as the Margaret D. for the Scully Brothers Boat Builders of Stephensport, Louisiana.

In 1975, the tug was leased to Systems Fuels Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, she was leased to the Ingram Barge Company of Nashville, Tennessee. Where she was renamed as the Peter E. Rumsey.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by Coastal Towing Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Dorothy Burke.

In 2003, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Mike Bird.

Powered by two, GM 12-645E2 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.5:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 3,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MIKE BIRD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 561721
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2599
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 33
  • Ship Builder: SCULLY BROS BOAT BUILDING INC
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 102.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 446
  • Net Tonnage: 303
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MARGARET D., PETER E. RUMSEY, DOROTHY BURKE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Scully Brothers Boat Builders Inc., Systems Fuels Inc., COASTAL TOWING INC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP