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MAGNOLIA STATE

Built in 1981, by Janoush Marine Incorporated of Rosedale, Mississippi (hull #11) as the Dixie Patriot for Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Ole Man River Transportation Company of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Where she was renamed as the Magnolia State.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2000, the tug was acquired by Excell Marine Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio. Where the tug was renamed as the River Princess.

In 2004, she was acquired by the Crounse Corporation of Paducah, Kentucky. Where she was renamed as the Diane B. Siegel.

Repowered in 1983, the tug is driven by two GM 12-645E2 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 3,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MAGNOLIA STATE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 643366
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE8188
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 11
  • Ship Builder: Janoush Marine, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 103.7
  • Hailing Port: PADUCAH, KY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 394
  • Net Tonnage: 255
  • Owner:
    CROUNSE CORPORATION
    400 MARINE WAY PO BOX 360
    PADUCAH, KY 42002
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DIXIE PATRIOT, MAGNOLIA STATE, RIVER PRINCESS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Carriers, Inc., Ole Man River Transportation Co., Kirby Inland Marine Inc., EXCELL MARINE CORPORATION, CROUNSE CORPORATION, CROUNSE CORPORATION, CROUNSE CORPORATION, CROUNSE CORPORATION, CROUNSE CORPORATION, CROUNSE CORPORATION