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SAN JACINTO
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1980, by Lake Arthur Shipyard of Lake Arthur, Louisiana (hull #1) as the Miss Shmaine for the Shepard Marine Corporation of Jennings, Louisiana.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by the Higman Barge Lines of Orange, Texas. Where she was renamed as the George H. Thomas.

In 2007, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the San Jacinto.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SAN JACINTO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 621061
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD5743
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: Lake Arthur Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 54.7
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 118
  • Net Tonnage: 80
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISS SHMAINE, GEORGE H. THOMAS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Shepherd Marine Corp., HIGMAN BARGE LINES, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP